• F40PH-3C overhaul program

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Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by MBTA3247
Doesn't matter what service it's in, any significant asset like a locomotive is going to be insured.

The 902 was out of service since 2007 when the electrical cabinet caught fire during testing at BET.
  by nomis
Bad things happen to metal when you effectively stick a firehouse down a locomotive stack ;)
  by JacobKoppel
MBTA 1025 is on the interchange track in Erie for CSX to pick up to head back home.
  by BandA
Governments generally self-insure, and buy insurance for catastrophic events like a school burning down, or when they are forced into the state health insurance pool. They should have a general fire insurance policy but it should have a high deductible. It's not ethical for government workers / contractors to commit arson of public property; perhaps they were frustrated about repeatedly working on the same "lemon" but a 50 y.o. locomotive should be straightforward to fix.
  by Commuterrail1050
Any updates about where 1025, 1026, and 1064 are
  by TrainFan1035
G40MC1118 said 1064 was on csx Q436 i bet its in boston now
Jacob Koppel Said 1025 is on the interchange track in Erie
I have no updates to pass on about 1026 but i assume its testing in Erie
  by GP40MC1118
The 1025 must still be at Erie since its doesn't show on a trace by a friend of mine. It has not passed the Fairport railcam.
The 1064 may be in Middleboro by now, but I don't know for certain.
  by JacobKoppel
1064 was exchanged over to mass coastal this morning
1025 is billed to head east from Erie but knowing CSX they won't pick it up until WABTEC calls csx about why the engine is still there on the interchange track
1029 & 1067 are heading west out of Selkirk this morning on Q363
Last edited by JacobKoppel on Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by TrainFan1035
Why is 1064 with mass coastal?
  by GP40MC1118
The MBTA/Mass Dot has a facility in Rochester that does warranty work and acceptance testing for T equipment. It's railfan nickname is "Area 52" (Kind of a joke in reference to the US government facility in Nevada known as Area 51). Once released from Rochester, it'll go to Readville.
  by TrainFan1035
You know when you guys mentioned to me about the next F40s to be rebuilt are they doing the remaining 16 for the 3rd batch or will they split it into two pieces and do a 4th batch?
  by GP40MC1118
Units get sent out as directed by the MBTA. The contract is for the whole fleet of F40PH-2C's and F40PHM-2C's. There is an excellent explanation on NE Transit's Inventory webpage: http://roster.transithistory.org/
  by GP40MC1118
The 1051 has reportedly been released by Erie, but not set out for pickup.
  by Trainboy21
Commuterrail1050 wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:32 am The next one to return definitely is 1051 according to a previous post. You still have 1025, 1026, and 1069 before 1052, 1053, 1056, 1058, 1062, and 1070. Depending on who gets finished first. Those were the groups that went together approximately.
1025 is set to return as its already billed to head back and waiting CSX pickup. 1051 should return either with it or after it depending on how things go in the near future.
  by JacobKoppel
1029 & 1067 have been received in Erie, and furthermore have been excepted into the shops at WABTEC they are doing basic deconstruction now. Removing fasteners, wiring, and draining fluids ect.
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