• F40PH-3C overhaul program

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

Moderators: CRail, sery2831

  by JacobKoppel
1026 has begun testing. 11/07

1069 will begin testing soon ~Next week??

1058 is in the shop but will be out testing in ~End of November-December.

Hopefully we will have these units back before the end of the year… maybe that is too much to ask for.
  by TrainFan1035
Thank you for all the info suprised 1026 is testing late but its ok if 1069 is testing next week the most likley thing would be for them to get shipped together
  by Commuterrail1050
It all depends on when mpi/wabtec finishes rebuilding and testing them for any defects and other such issues that can arise. Some of the ones we have now have issues.
  by Commuterrail1050
FYI folks, 1031 is not out of service. It still is active, but with slight nose damage. Also, we have 1025, 1051, and 1064 all in testing. Should be interesting to see who gets sent out next to be rebuilt.
  by TrainFan1035
Does anyone have pictures of mbta 1031 and it's storm damage
  by CRail
That has nothing to do with the overhaul program.
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
1068 pulled from service this evening due to condemnable wheels

1057 sent to the Grafton & Upton last week, 11/9, for HEP repair
  by Commuterrail1050
What is a condemnable wheels issue?
  by GP40MC1118
Could be a variety of issues. Here's what the Federal code says:
49 CFR 229.75 Wheels and tire defects.

§ 229.75 Wheels and tire defects.

Wheels and tires may not have any of the following conditions:

(a) A single flat spot that is 2 1/2 inches or more in length, or two adjoining spots that are each two or more inches in length.

(b) A gouge or chip in the flange that is more than 1 1/2 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width.

(c) A broken rim, if the tread, measured from the flange at a point five-eighths inch above the tread, is less than 3 3/4 inches in width.

(d) A shelled-out spot 2 1/2 inches or more in length, or two adjoining spots that are each two or more inches in length.

(e) A seam running lengthwise that is within 3 3/4 inches of the flange.

(f) A flange worn to a 7/8 inch thickness or less, gauged at a point 3/8 inch above the tread.

(g) A tread worn hollow 5/16 inch or more on a locomotive in road service or 3/8 inch or more on a locomotive in switching service.

(h) A flange height of 1 1/2 inches or more measured from tread to the top of the flange.

(i) Tires less than 1 1/2 inches thick.

(j) Rims less than 1 inch thick on a locomotive in road service or less than 3/4 inch on a locomotive in yard service.

(k) A crack or break in the flange, tread, rim, plate, or hub.

(l) A loose wheel or tire.

(m) Fusion welding may not be used on tires or steel wheels of locomotives, except for the repair of flat spots and worn flanges on locomotives used exclusively in yard service. A wheel that has been welded is a welded wheel for the life of the wheel.
  by Trainboy21
1068 has returned to service today on the south side so I believe this wheel issue has been resolved.
  by Commuterrail1050
Anyone following what units are actually in the wabtec shops getting rebuilt versus the ones standing by to be rebuilt? That’s usually interesting to hear as the rebuilding process.
  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
Not sure, I haven't really been paying attention to the 3C lore lately. All I know is that the units at Wabtec are as follows. 1026, 1069, 1058, 1052, 1033, 1029, 1053, 1056, 1062, 1067, and 1070.
  by JacobKoppel
010, 1033, 1052, 1053, 1056, 1062, & 1070 are in the shop.

1026 & 1069 are painted and in testing.

1058 is in the paint shop/electronic detailing.

1029 & 1067 are getting body work at Curry rail.

011 is awaiting for 010 to be completed as it will take 010s lace in the shop. The MP36s should be quick. Maybe we will see 010 back by Jan-Feb and the 011 back by June 2022.

Who knows maybe the MP36s will be for candidates for those weird heritage paint locomotives that MBTA was rumored to get.
  by Commuterrail1050
Are 1065 and 1066 still being repaired or being sent back to wabtec for repairs like 1063 did? Haven’t heard or seen them yet in service which is why I asked. Seems like a standstill to me.
  by GP40MC1118
Looks like the 1071 had a major road failure this morning on No.1301 to Lowell. Oil coating exterior front half of the unit. Don't know if it made it back to Boston or had to be towed in.
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