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 JayMan
Hey I have a question: What are the bodies of the P32s and other locos and the Shoreliners I-IV made of? Is it carbon steel, or something else? I ask because these units are painted while the M-series cars and the Comet Vs are not (presumably because these units are stainless steel).

  by DutchRailnut
The Genesis is High strenght steel
Bombardier cars are Alluminium
M2/4/6 are Stainless steel
VRE cars are Stainless Steel.

  by 7 Train
All Comet/Horizon/Shoreliner cars (except Comet V) are welded aluminum. This has been the case since the Comet I in 1970.

  by JayMan
Thanks everyone!