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 metroduff
I heard a rumor that there were 3 FL-9's lined up in the Terminal today, including NYC painted 2012.

I am told that at least one railfan was there taking pictures.

Anybody telling?

  by Otto Vondrak
2012, 2011 and 2027 were all on Track 39, coupled elephant style, all facing south. Most likely these engines are headed for Branch service... most likely on the Danbury... and 2012 will shuttle the crew back to Harmon. That's my guess.

  by Terminal Proceed
All three of them were up in Stamford this evening coupled elephant style.

  by CSX Conductor
So MNCRRplans on keeping them for revenue service? or as back-up power in the event of shortage of loco's or for work train service?

  by DutchRailnut
Metro north/CDOT still has 8 Fl9's and 3 F10's in service.
they are used for the 4 shuttle trains (Waterbury - 2x Danbury - Harlem) plus they are used in pairs for equipment shuttles betwen Harmon and outlaying points. the do not trun them on Revenue trains entering GCT.
one F unit is usualy standby for wiretrain in Stamford.