• 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
 
I believe the 1026 was set out at Rochester due to air problems developed when Q560 was setting out cars at Goodman Yard. Was listening to the scanner feed yesterday and CSX was talking about it, apparently working on it. Obviously couldn't fix it as its still there.
  by TrainFan1035
 
Its like MPI and CSX is messing things up
  by Commuterrail1050
 
So what’s going on with 1025 in the process of testing?
  by TrainFan1035
 
Oh boy 1066 back in sevice leading a double header with the same set that 1064 doubleheaded on
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Yes I know who has been catching them and he is one lucky duck to catch not one, but 2 recently accepted rebuilds. Hoping 1051 passes it’s tests soon m.
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
1051 still in Readville
1050 HEP issues
  by GP40MC1118
 
1051 testing cab signals Wednesday late morning.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
When did you hear that this was going to be running?
  by JacobKoppel
 
1066 had an HEP failure yesterday night on train 019. This it getting really unacceptable on how bad these rebuilds are...
  by Commuterrail1050
 
What’s with these rebuilds coming back with these issues? It’s really getting annoying how they have new components, yet they break.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Test extra is running right now folks! Got the word from the scanner. Thanks for the heads up gp40!
  by Commuterrail1050
 
1068 died at ruggles on 816 this morning. Heard that the 1051 test extra had to tie and rescue it. Gp40 is the test extra still running?
  by BandA
 
The purpose of a rebuild is to improve reliability. Not make it worse.
  by Trinnau
 
BandA wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:20 pm The purpose of a rebuild is to improve reliability. Not make it worse.
What we're seeing is unfortunately normal. Not everything can come off the factory or out of rebuild 100% perfect. There could be anything from an assembly issue to a manufacturing defect to an actual material defect that occurred long before the rebuild occurred. Ever had to return a defective product you just bought? Or have recall work done on your car?

It seems like it's a mess, but remember the HSPs had significant issues and the Rotem coaches also had issues. They've been largely ironed out now, just took some time. The same will likely happen with these rebuilds.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Just seems like when Boise closed and everything moved to Erie, things went downhill. A friend out there relates a down-sized workforce
there. Meanwhile, the 1026 is still marooned in Rochester.
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