Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by west point
 
lots of flat wheels on those passenger cars.
  by robelybasis
 
Anybody know which one is coming back next?
  by trainspot
 
Haven’t seen any recent reports or photos, are they still testing out on the road?
  by JacobKoppel
 
6711 has been in revenue service for about a week. I have this list I made on the status on all the P40s. Note that CT means the loco is still remaining and hasn’t been sent out for rebuild

CDOT P40BH Rebuild

9/1/21

Whole fleet:
833 to 6700 CT
834 to 6701 (CMPLT- warranty repairs at RSR)
836 to 6702 Beech Grove
838 to 6703 CT
840 to 6704 CT
841 to 6705 Beech Grove
842 to 6706 Beech Grove
843 to 6707 Breech Grove
4800 to 6708 Breech Grove
4801 to 6709 Breech Grove
4802 to 6710 Breech Grove
4803 to 6711 (completed)

Ex-NJT:
4800 from AMTK812 Beech Grove
4801 from 808 Beech Grove
4802 from 810 Beech Grove
4803 from 820 (completed as 6711)

Completed:
6701 (warranty repairs at RSR)
6711
  by johnpbarlow
 
On Thursday 9/2/21, Amtrak 448, the eastbound Boston Section of the Lake Shore Ltd, had a CTrail P40 as the 2nd unit as it passed the Steaming Tender at Palmer MA running about an hour late. I was expecting Midnight Blue Amtrak P42 #100 to lead this 448 given it was leading Amtrak 48 at Elkhart a little after midnight on 9/2/21. I guess engines must have been changed out at Albany/Rensselaer. Would 448 have set-out the CTrail P40 at Springfield?
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  by gregorygrice
 
johnpbarlow wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:31 am On Thursday 9/2/21, Amtrak 448, the eastbound Boston Section of the Lake Shore Ltd, had a CTrail P40 as the 2nd unit as it passed the Steaming Tender at Palmer MA running about an hour late. I was expecting Midnight Blue Amtrak P42 #100 to lead this 448 given it was leading Amtrak 48 at Elkhart a little after midnight on 9/2/21. I guess engines must have been changed out at Albany/Rensselaer. Would 448 have set-out the CTrail P40 at Springfield?
Goes to Boston then down to NHV on 67/65.
  by twropr
 
6705 was trailing the road power when Lake Shore Limited 48 passed Elkhart on 11/8?
Is 6701 in service? 6711 the only other outshopped rebuild?
Andy
  by shadyjay
 
twropr wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:31 pm 6705 was trailing the road power when Lake Shore Limited 48 passed Elkhart on 11/8?
Is 6701 in service? 6711 the only other outshopped rebuild?
Andy
6701 is indeed in service. Caught it a couple weeks ago on a Hartford Line train at Windsor Locks.
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  by Graeme Salt
 
Question - with M8 units expected to take over Shoreline East services in a few weeks, how many diesel locos will CTRail need on a daily basis to operate NHHS and any remaining SLE diesel services? Between the newly-rebuilt GP40s and the in-progress P40 overhaul programme, that's a fleet of 18 locomotives, which seems rather a lot - or are there plans for further service expansions?
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  by daybeers
 
I certainly hope there will be service expansions. The annoying differences in service levels on the Hartford Line (half-hourly at some afternoon rush hours, but a huge four-hour gap early afternoon) need to be fixed.
  by BandA
 
They could lease out surplus to the MBTA which is presently also rehabbing old locomotives.
  by chrisf
 
BandA wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 1:33 am They could lease out surplus to the MBTA which is presently also rehabbing old locomotives.
Given that MBTA still hasn’t gone back to pre-pandemic service levels, it doesn’t seem that there’s an equipment shortage even with the rebuild program underway.
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