• VRE ex Metra gallery car info wanted

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Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by andrethebusman
 
Can anybody add anything to this listing of ex Metra gallery cars on VRE?

V401-V410 - only 5 cars in this series were actually put into service as follows:
V405 - 7661
V408 - 7664
V412 - 7675
V413 - 7676
V415 - 7681

Remaining 10 cars in this group were put into service as follows (including 4 cars that replaced four originally acquired):

V421 - 7667
V422 - 7657
V423 - 7659
V424 - 7662
V425 - 7663
V426 - 7651
V427 - 7654
V428 - 7672
V429 - 7653
V430 - 7658

(above 15 cars all still on roster)

V431-V465 (35 cars) - 25 have been identified as ex Metra 7836-7846, 7848, 7850-7852, 7854, 7856. These should be V431-V455, but order of Metra vs VRE numbers is unknown. Of this series, V441-V446, V446, V450-V453, V457-V465 (20 cars) have been sold. Five went back to Metra (7825, 7836, 7838, 7840, 7840), 10, numbers unknown, to Nashville RTA, five more to ??

In addition, 5 Metra cab cars, 8730, 8731, 8739, 8740, 8742, were sold to a scrapper without getting VRE numbers. This left 30 Gallery cars on the roster.

Can anybody add any details, as far as former Metra numbers, sales, etc??

Andre