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 NH2060
 
If anyone wants to see what they'll look like in the new "CTrail" livery there's a drawing of a 2-car train led by a P40 in the banner/header photo on the CTRides Facebook page. Looks much superior to the "patch job" :wink:
  by Backshophoss
 
More coaches=fewer cars on I-93. Just pray the P-40's don't blow up their turbos.
Surprised Micosoft is not screaming copyright infringement on the logo.
  by Jenny on a M2
 
I think you mean I-91, not 93. :-D

This isn't MBTA service territory, thank goodness. :P
  by NH2060
 
Has anyone heard anything on the rebuilt units? I would have thought at least 1 would be on its way to CT by now.
  by ST Saint
 
NH2060 wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 4:03 pm Has anyone heard anything on the rebuilt units? I would have thought at least 1 would be on its way to CT by now.
I keep checking on this periodically, but i still haven't seen any update. No news is good news I guess? Just getting kind of late from the initial target for return.
  by jt42cwr
 
Needs to be numbered 6709 though to be authentic.
  by daybeers
 
No idea why none of them have come back yet but I like the fan-made liveries. Pretty realistic!
  by njtmnrrbuff
 
I appreciate the brand new livery! I'm going to be up in Springfield, Mass between 9/5 and 9/12 and will be spending a lot of time railfanning along the Springfield Line. I hope to be able to get these units on camera.
  by gregorygrice
 
njtmnrrbuff wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:30 am I appreciate the brand new livery! I'm going to be up in Springfield, Mass between 9/5 and 9/12 and will be spending a lot of time railfanning along the Springfield Line. I hope to be able to get these units on camera.
Those are both renderings. None of them have returned.
  by daybeers
 
I like the paint! Are the engines getting replaced or just overhauled? The Genesis engines have always been slow, loud, and very dirty so I don't know how long these will last.
  by njtmnrrbuff
 
The CDOT owned P40s are getting overhauled, although they have been around for over two decades but originally as Amtrak owned units. Yes, just like the other Genesis units, the P40s don't accelerate too well, even with a three or four car train. They are loud and we can hear them for a few miles.
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