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 fafafooey
I saw it on the wire train on Monday and Tuesday at woodmont. anyone know if will be in passenger service?
  by DutchRailnut
2012 and 2008 got re-activated for waterworld last fall.
the 2008 ended on a mini in Danbury but was pulled off and put back on standby duty.
the 2012 I don't think you will see in passenger service either.

  by Superfast454
Please let me know when and if 2012 returns to any shuttle trains.


  by DutchRailnut
If you read the last line off my previous post you see the answer.
I won't say never but...............
  by fafafooey
I saw it this morning in Stamford yard in the back, It wasn't coupled to anything.

  by DutchRailnut
Its been in Stamford for a while as power for Wire train.
and no it was never named "Lightning "

  by MNRR1
It looks like a "Lightning" to me!!! LOL

  by DutchRailnut
The Horsepower rating is still 1850. despite the FL9m's having 645 power assemblies the Generator and other stuff stayed the same so max available Hp stayed at 1850 Hp
as far as FL-9's going anywere none were sold but a few were donated to Museums, and Amtrak sold their remaining units to M&E in New Jersey.
MNCR as state agency is basicly lending the older units to Museums.