adamj023 wrote:Issue with using M3s in place of MARC cars is that the MARC leases are to supplement the diesel fleet, having extra MUs wont help. COuld the M3s be modified to plain coaches, yes, we've done it before, but its not really cost effective. When they did it in the 70's those cars were less than 20 years old, the M3s are over 30.BuddR32 wrote:It has started.The process of scrapping the rest of the M3s will start to occur when they start phasing down M3s due to enough M9’s being in service, They should use some M3s until enough M9s are in to add additional trains to the schedules as the MARC cars are doing or just use them to phase out rhe lease of the MARC cars as the M3 is paid for. The older ones left at Arch Street needed to be gone and can’t be reutilized.
9819-20, 9821-22 were moved to the Wheel Spur Yard weeks ago and were de-trucked and loaded onto FICX Flatcars. Just the other night they were put on a train to Frontier Metals in Ohio.
I'm told tonight, a few more cars are being moved from Arch Street to Wheel Spur for the same process.