• F40PH-3C overhaul program

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  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
 
Commuterrail1050 wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:47 am Just watch 1053 switch from awaiting repairs at bet to prep to send. Just like what happened to 1058 since they aren’t fixing them in house or Rochester anymore
1053 is a lemon, so hopefully, that's true.
  by RenegadeMonster
 
1053 is currently operating on the wash train on the north side.

Would it be operating the wash rain while listed as awaiting repairs?
  by MBTA3247
 
If it just needed HEP repairs, then sure.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Well it’s getting sent one way or another whether they choose to send it after a rebuild returns or not. If it’s on the wash train, then it’s prob an head end power issue since the prime mover still works. To be honest, idk since I haven’t seen it in person for some time. I only know as much as it gets posted on netransit roster.
  by CRail
 
Commuterrail1050 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:44 amI only know as much as it gets posted on netransit roster.
Which we all have access to.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Any reason why the rebuilds got slowed down in progress? Seems like 1035 was the last one to come before the big pause in between shipments of the units.
  by Mbtagp40mc
 
Covid.
  by GP40MC1118
 
The initial reason for the slowdown was the closure of the MK Boise Shops by WABTEC in favor of consolidating that work in Erie. So any units out west were shipped to Erie largely uncompleted. Then curiously, they subcontracted out carbody work to Curray Rail in Holidaysburg, Pa. That meant the shells got shipped on flatcars to Curry and back. No doubt
Covid-19 piled on too.
  by GP40MC1118
 
To recap:
1031 - Was the last unit to be completed at Boise.
1035 - Was the last to leave Boise on its own wheels, but not completed. Went direct to Erie. Back to Boston 2/7/20.
1051, 1064, 1066 were the first units to be shipped to Erie from Boston. Followed by the 1025, 1026 (2/08/20), 1058 (9/29/20) & 1069 (3/08/20).
1057, 1060,1064,1065 & 1074 plus one unknown unit were shipped on flatcars Boise to Erie.
1025,1026,1064,1066,1069 shells plus one unknown unit sent to Curry Rail for carbody work.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
I’m hoping that a unit will come back soon, it’s been a while since the last one came as mentioned above.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Apparently 1053 went back into service up north. Not sure why it was listed as awaiting repairs and then did not get sent out. Anyways it’s understood because they are waiting for some rebuilds to come back into service before sending out more. I still find the F40’s cool no matter what type they are. Their legacy says it all.
  by F40 screamer
 
1074 appears to be returning home. she was seen in ny today, and is in vr's latest grab bag
  by Commuterrail1050
 
About time something comes back from being rebuilt. Been far too long since the last one came back.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Should be in Selkirk by now off Q560.

Maybe come east overnight.

D
  by Commuterrail1050
 
From what I saw on YouTube, 1074 sounds badass with the raised letter K5LA which is similar to 1063. I assume that most units are coming back with their original horns with the difference of being completely cleaned out. Correct me if I’m wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if 1057 gets sent back home momentarily.
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