GP40-MC Overhaul

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GP40-MC Overhaul

Post by trains18 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:53 pm

Current as it follows, no updates on this yet that I know of.

Locomotive Repair Contract: The MBTA has issued an RFP with bids due on 12/19/2018 for a contractor to repair out of service GP40MCs 1118, 1132, and 1137. Work will be performed in Rochester. Repair would include change out of prime mover, main generator, and other component overhauls. The contract would include options which if exercised would include upgrading 6 GP40MCs with modifications to operate as switchers, identical to work performed on 1116 and 1119 in 2007; options to upgrade 6 GP40MCs to a 26L brake system and install a FastBrake system; options to upgrade 6 GP40MCs with QES3 control systems; options to overhaul the trucks on 6 GP40MCs; options to overhaul main generators and engines on up to 10 GP40MCs and/or F40PH-2Cs; and options to overhaul up to 20 HEP units on GP40MCs or F40PH-2Cs

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