• GP40-MC Overhaul

  • 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.

Moderators: sery2831, CRail

  by Commuterrail1050
Speaking of 1137, it’s doubleheading on the 1702 set today as seen at readville
  by TrainFan1035
1125 has been completed
  by mbrproductions
Is it in the proper Lightning Bolt scheme or the blue MassDOT scheme?
  by Trainboy21
It is MassDOT blue, as all the rochester rebuilds will be in.
  by BostonUrbEx
CRail wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:44 pm The 904 is not returning to MBTA service.
From a reliable source just last week, 904 was to be fixed up and outfitted with cab signals. Although plans do seem to change on a nearly daily basis....
  by mbrproductions
Since 1137 ran revenue service on the south today, does this mean that the Rochester GP40MCs could return to the south to run revenue services, or will they all just go back north?
  by Trainboy21
The Rochester rebuilds do have the traction interlocking capability that allows them to run on the south side. However it is unknown if the powers that be will keep them north to keep equipment commonality across the two sides.

  by johnpbarlow
Here’s 1135 resting at Wachusett Sunday 9/4/22 around 0900. Looks good - No rust around the cab that I see.
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  by Commuterrail1050
Can anyone confirm if 1125 dressed in blue like 1136-7 is actually spotted up north?
  by GP40MC1118
Rumored to have failed its cab signal tests the other day and shipped to BET on the switcher...maybe last night...
  by Trainboy21
1125 testing on the Dorchester on Thursday. Needs work for proper cab signal functionality and was sent to BET on Thursdays night switcher.
  by JacobKoppel
1133 got the UTEX rebuild
  by Commuterrail1050
What’s a UTEX rebuild?
  by TrainFan1035
is 1138 going to be massDOT blue?
  by mbrproductions
I once heard a rumor following the incident with 1137 a few weeks back that the workers at BET often sabotage any locomotive that comes back from Rochester because they believe that it should be their job because "Rochester isn't Union Work". I should also probably add that I heard this from a Commuter Rail Employee, has anyone here ever heard this theory before or have any insights/opinions on it?
- Thanks.
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