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  by MetraBNSF
 
It is F40PHM-3 204 on BNSF with the Grubhub livery.

First Winnebago to have wrap. Looks pretty sharp.
  by MetraBNSF
 
Not sure if anybody posted about this and it might be old news, so apologies if this is outdated and/or a double post. 210 after suffering a fire at CUS back in June 2019 was rebuilt and has been running. Some of the last Winnebagos that were rebuilt had roofs that were painted black vs gray. 210 was one-of them.
  by spRocket
 
I've started seeing #10, a GP23ECO rebuild, on the Rock Island District, presumably for switching/rescue/MoW duties. So far, I've only caught it running light.
  by MetraBNSF
 
203 was at 14th Street yesterday on a SWS set. Don’t know when it moved over there. Furthering the theory that all of the Winnebagos could ultimately be moved to the BNSF/SWS pool.

191 had a failure recently in which 208 coupled to 8 cars had to pull its consist along with 191 which was coupled to 8 cars.

190 has not been seen in quite a while. This was one of the last Winnebagos to be rebuilt.
  by metraRI
 
MetraBNSF wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:16 am 203 was at 14th Street yesterday on a SWS set. Don’t know when it moved over there. Furthering the theory that all of the Winnebagos could ultimately be moved to the BNSF/SWS pool.

191 had a failure recently in which 208 coupled to 8 cars had to pull its consist along with 191 which was coupled to 8 cars.

190 has not been seen in quite a while. This was one of the last Winnebagos to be rebuilt.
All F40PHM-3’s except 202 and 209 went to the BN after rebuild. Some MP36’s from the Milwaukee moved to the Rock as replacements.

190, 198, and 203 are in the SWS pool. PTC isn’t set up to play nice between BN and Metra, which keeps certain equipment assigned only to SWS.
  by Metra210
 
In case you didn't know, the latest locomotive to have the name of a town served by Metra on both sides of the cab exterior is 210. That name happens to be "Village of Westmont."

This was recently done because when I last saw 210 in action, November 26th, both sides of its cab were still bare. Let's see what, and if, the other "unnamed" rebuilt Metra locomotives will have on the cab exterior in the future.
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  by TurningOfTheWheel
 
98 is "Don Fulmer," but that's it if RRPictureArchives is to be believed.
  by Illinifan
 
The 113 and 122, which had been part of the BNSF/SWS pool, are operating on the UP lines for the time being.
  by Briggrail
 
Would it be possible for someone to post an up to date list of which Metra locomotives are allocated to which Metra lines. The list I have is now three years out of date and I need to do an update before I railfan Metra at the end of April.

Many thanks.
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