F40PH-3C overhaul program

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:52 pm

1075 out of Selkirk on Q436-12 for Framingham.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:46 pm

1075 in Framingham today. Should be on 725 tonight. Next rebuild outta MPI should be 1035.
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by sonicdoommario » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:03 am

Both the 1064 and the 1066 are the next two that are headed out to Idaho.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Both moved to Middleboro today for CSX to grab.

The 1031 is now waybill reported at Boise.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by BandA » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:10 am

So they are pretty far along on the rebuild program? Has reliability gone up?

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:07 am

According to a couple engineers, they're more reliable after they work out the kinks in the software but they don't get up to speed very fast.
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by RenegadeMonster » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:44 am

Compared to before the rebuilt. Do they get up to speed in the same amount of time? Or has this seen an improvement or decline?

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:12 am

has anyone seen 1061 anywhere southside? Also it says 1061, 1068, and 1075 are in testing for a while now.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:28 pm

The 1061 & 1075 are down in Rochester. The 1068 came up to Readville yesterday from Middleboro.
The 1064, 1066 are in Middleboro for shipment west.
The 1031 should be the next unit leaving Boise.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by sonicdoommario » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:37 pm

The 1063 actually returned to service today, and assigned south. I heard it's on the 1513 set right now as part of a doubleheader.

The 1061, I think from earlier in this thread is officially in service but not for passenger use right now.

Also, the 1031 is the last of the original 10 locomotives to leave Idaho, correct?
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:34 pm

1031 is out of Boise and by Bliss, Idaho on the UP tonight.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:37 pm

The 1061 went to Middleboro on the 4th and has not returned from Rochester as far
as I know.

The 1064 & 1066 are still in the Middleboro area, waiting to go west.

8 units back from Boise, 1 in transit (1031), so one more to go from the original group.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by sonicdoommario » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:16 pm

Ah, thanks for the info, I thought I heard earlier that 1035 was on its way back, so I was assuming that was #9 on the way back, with 1031 being #10.

Also, the last few rebuilt engines have been kept down south after testing instead of going north and staying up there for a while. Only engine up north (and as far as I know, it hasn't been down south yet) is 1032.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:38 am

Yes the 1063 is doubleheading southside with 1513. Caught it on the readville shuffle. It is 1063-1036-1513 5 flats set. For anyone looking to catch it. :-D

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:10 pm

The only thing I don't like about the rebuilt F40s is that they don't go very fast on express trains. They feel like they go a bit slower than the GP40s and the original F40s but they look sharp and don't break down often.

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