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MetraF40C607 wrote:Realize that when 611 and 614 are done with Metra, Metra said that the IRM would get one. That came directly from the IRM. Do not quote me on that, but it is what I heard. If it is the case, then don't worry.Even if Metra gives IRM an F40C, there would still have to be a large fundraising effort. Many observers do not realize the huge expense of acquiring and storing (not to mention preserving and restoring) any piece of rolling stock. Funds must be available for transportation and track space initially, and for operation, maintenance and restoration costs eventually.