F40PH-3C overhaul program

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by sonicdoommario » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 pm

Ah, the 1064 and 1066 had their "prep to send" label removed so I had assumed they were on their merry way out.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by sonicdoommario » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:39 pm

1031 has returned home and has started testing now.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:04 pm

Got word that 1075 is now with 1719 on 1712's former set E122122. For anyone looking to catch it. 1063 is no longer with 1707 and is now with 1804 E121222. Saw 1063 this morning at jfk.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:41 pm

1075/1719 is a backwards set therefore 1719 leads outbound and 1075 leads inbound.
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by charlesriverbranch » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:18 am

I rode that set yesterday afternoon out to Needham Heights. 1075 looks brand new, very impressive. But it's still LOUD; it's a pity the overhaul didn't include anything to make it quieter.

Why is the set backwards? I thought it was a rule that locomotives always had to be on the "outbound" end of the train
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:36 am

Well actually, the 3Cs are louder than the 2Cs. The HEP generator is almost as loud as a geep. I don't really know why the set was backwards but nonetheless, it was a pretty cool thing to see. MBTA doesn't really do that too often
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by RenegadeMonster » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:50 am

They were properly expecting trees / branches to come down last night. That backward set was probably put together so the engine could lead the first set in in the morning in case there were any obstructions on the rails.

Really the only time you see a backward set is in the winter during snow storms for the same reason.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:14 am

Or if they need to put 2 train sets together they do that. Otherwise it's uncommon sight to see.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by chrisf » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:38 am

I was going to comment about how much louder these -3c rebuilds are than the -2cs. It's surprising how much louder the HEP got. At a distance you can't even hear the prime mover over the sound of it. It's a different sort of sound than the GP40MCs overly loud HEP system, though.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:20 pm

1031 finally made it out of Framingham tonight on B725-17.

Nothing out of Boise. No update on the 1035.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:55 am

Just an FYI, the 1075-1719 set is flipped back. They did that after the next day once the damaged trees were off the tracks. I had seen it confirmed at south station. Btw 1063 went up north so it's no longer with 1804. Now we all can sit back and wait to see what units are getting sent out next to be rebuilt.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:21 pm

1064 and 1066 have been chillin' in the Rochester area for quite some time now. Probably has something to do with MPI moving from Boise to Erie. I've also heard rumors that 1051 is leaving soon. No idea if this is true because the '51 was already rebuilt at the BET. I'd expect the BET rebuilds to leave after the original F40s.
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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by sonicdoommario » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:24 pm

By Erie, do you mean Erie, PA, or is there some Erie, Idaho?

Also, if they're moving to Erie, are they taking all of the current F40s at Idaho with them or will those be finished up in Idaho?

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by GP40MC1118 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:37 pm

Erie, Pa....the GE plant. Don't know the timetabled for the Boise
shutdown, but I suspect what's out there gets finished there.

The 1066 was waybill reported on 10/15. Nothing on the 1064.

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Re: F40PH-3C overhaul program

Post by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube) » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:42 am

So it seems 1050 and 1061 have gone missing. According to NETransit, they're down South but neither have been spotted running anywhere recently. I've also heard that 1061 and 1050 seem to be the two least reliable 3Cs.
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