• F40PH-3C overhaul program

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by GP40MC1118
The 1026 had been set out at Erie for pickup by CSX.
  by Commuterrail1050
What’s wrong with 1064 now? Thought it was doubleheading on the 1717 set?
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
1065 Auxiliary generator failure last night on 837(11), rescued by 839(11) and double drafted in from Pawtucket this morning on 808(12). It will need to be changed out. Another problem with a newly arrived "repaint"
  by CRail
1065 went north on 1/12's switcher.
  by Commuterrail1050
Why does these rebuilds come back with issues?
  by GP40MC1118
Oh boy...the 1026 was picked up by CSX, but headed west instead of east. It was in Ashtabula, Ohio this morning.
  by Commuterrail1050
Why don’t they just truck them back to us since the freight railroads always keeps screwing up which way the f40’s go. That’s the thing I hate about relying on other railroads to get our equipment back to where it needs to be. You never know which way they send the f40’s.
  by mbrproductions
Freight Rail is way more efficient than trucking and I really can't see why it would make sense to truck any railroad car or locomotive when you can deliver it by rail, nevermind the fact that an F40 would be an insane load for any truck, most might not even be able to pull it off
  by Trainboy21
With trucking the locomotives there's weight/clearance issues that may be ran into that can be avoided by just running them on tracks using freight rail avoid. Yes there can be these delays but eventually they do arrive back on MBTA property.
  by GP40MC1118
The 1026 got set out at Rochester, N.Y. last night off Q560. Unknown reason. Could be air issues due to the cold as they were working the
yard around 1AM.
  by BandA
Commuterrail1050 wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:38 pm Why does these rebuilds come back with issues?
MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:34 pm how is the F40 rebuild program going? lets keep feeding money into programs that do not work.
CTDOT did a full rebuild with highly detailed requirements, of some locomotives a couple years ago. How is the MBTA's program doing vis. CTDOTs'? My understanding is a rebuild is more than fixing everything that is broken, it is improving the reliability by replacing/repairing anything that is likely to break in the future so that breakdowns are not random
  by Commuterrail1050
A rebuild is completely taking the locos apart and putting it together with all new components and the fresh coat of a new shell. I think you all know by now what components I’m talking about.
  by TrainFan1035
Saw a video that someone saw 1064 on a double header with 2023 and 1704
  by TrainFan1035
1026 left on Q560 i dont know where its heading but i know its on Q560 i got this info from a yt video
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
as of Friday 1/21

1026 had no waybill to continue its journey East, set out in Rochester NY
1066 and 1051 in Readville. 1051 keeps failing its cab signal/ATC tests and the 1066 keeps shutting down. people from CAT and Wabtec working on both units Friday afternoon
1060 HEP and handbrake issues
1064 in rotation, with the 1704 CC
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