Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by nomis » Mon May 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Hey, at lease 3 of the 4 ex-NJT units have the new and upgraded air compressor. :-)
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by Traingeek3629 » Mon May 28, 2018 4:04 pm

I'm praying the poor P40s get a new paint job rather than someone throwing a Connecticut Commuter Rail sticker on them.

Although the discussion of the Constitution Liners is old and off-topic, I'd like to add that I saw them today, there were 10-12 of them on Track 6.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by Backshophoss » Mon May 28, 2018 5:50 pm

They will get the"Butt Ugly" ConnDOT "X-Box" scheme when rebuilt. :( :( :(
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon May 28, 2018 6:04 pm

nomis wrote:Hey, at lease 3 of the 4 ex-NJT units have the new and upgraded air compressor. :-)
like that would make difference on 3 car trains ?
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Mon May 28, 2018 6:23 pm

The new paint scheme doesn't look that bad. It will serve it's purpose-demonstrating that the scheme is for intended use on any CDOT owned motive power. The days of the old McGinnis paint scheme are over, pretty much, and in general, it would be good for the rolling stock to have a paint scheme representing what the current true colors really mean.

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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Mon May 28, 2018 10:45 pm

Butt ugly Coke Zero/XBox is still an improvement over the mismatched krylon, bondo and stickers these things are currently sporting.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by Traingeek3629 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:14 pm

Are any of them in the NH yard yet post-overhaul? I'd love to get down and see them.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by nomis » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:46 pm

If the contract was just awarded, and it is for 1,100 days. There will be 11 units ready in 1,000 days ;-)
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by Traingeek3629 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:57 am

So we've got a couple of months before the first is in.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:30 pm

If Beech Grove is doing the rebuilds,is the plan to add a ConnDOT unit at Springfield to the Lake Shore Ltd for the ferry move west?
Or have CSX Drag them in a 1 shot move to Beech Grove??
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Re: CDOT sends out RFP for overhaul of 12 P40DC's

Post by BandA » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:36 pm

jdb wrote:Contract Award Posted.

https://biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Documents/Res ... -25-18.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
159 page PDF IMAGES! Not searchable.

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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:13 am

problem must be on your end, no problem seeing the PDF pages of contract.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:50 pm

Yeah, you can see the PDF but you can't actually search it.
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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by ConstanceR46 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:48 pm

if anyone's interested in specout it begins at pg.66

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Re: Amtrak to overhaul 12 CDOT P40DC's

Post by jdb » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:54 pm

First 5 P40's sent out for rebuild.

Here is a link to Wide World of Trains video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P_V4AtYD1k&t=32s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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