Mass Dot F40s

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Mass Dot F40s

Post by train2 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:58 am

A few weeks ago I was on the Corridor and saw one of the MassDOT F40s working a single level consist all day long. Not being local to Boston is this a normal occurrence or are the use of the blue F40s somewhat rare use of the engines?

And why exactly is this engine different from the other MBTA units?

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Re: Mass Dot F40s

Post by RenegadeMonster » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:07 am

The MBTA sold some units to MassDOT. Most are in MBTA colors and have a MassDOT sticker on them. I believe only 2 are in the blue paint job, a special touch they did for them after a rebuilt.

They are used for regular MBTA service.

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Re: Mass Dot F40s

Post by Mbtagp40mc » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:58 am

They were rebuilt by Pan Am (I guess they only had blue paint available.....I keed, I keed). 1056 and 1062. I think they were originally going to be used on the Cape Flyer and special Gillette Stadium event trains, but they are mostly used in regular commuter service.

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