As a railfan, and appreciative observer of the interaction occurring within these (MBTA) forums, I do want to ask a serious question which relates to what this thread has seemingly become focused on (itself being a small indication of general "railfandom"):
Why is there such high interest in regularly tracking a fleet's locomotives' whereabouts, when not in active service? I've honestly never understood the fascination of when a loco leaves, is in transit, or returns to its general operating area. (I do understand the interest in work performed...just not where it wanders the country.) In this instance, I'm thrilled that the rebuild program is occurring with these units, and have great interest in the actual work performed. As far as when & where it travels to get such work done, not so much.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help with this.
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