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

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  by TrainFan1035
 
MBTA 1058 going to do a test run on the lowell line today
  by stevefol
 
Any news on the 2 MP36's? Feels like forever they've been away.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Nothing out of Erie. I did hear that Erie is concentrating on a new locomotive order from Egypt and some other project. Also there are supply chain issues slowing things down.
  by alasgw
 
MP36s will be completed in 2023
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
 
the 1056 passed its ACSES/CABS test today, still in the lineup leading with an HSP

I would have sent the MP36s to the scrap yard if I had my way...or sold them
  by mbrproductions
 
https://youtu.be/Bt1lNEU5sa8:
As seen in this video, Wabtec has been testing MBTX 1070, sporting a rather unique Black finish, possibly a Heritage (New York Central?) or Special Interest scheme.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Either one of the three rumored heritage schemes or South Coast Rail scheme (which the two MP36's were said to be coming back in).

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  by mbrproductions
 
Are the three schemes rumored to be B&M, NYC, and NYNH&H? Those sound great but I was hoping for one in the Screamer scheme :(.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Yes....NH, B&M, NYC/B&A
  by BandA
 
So....black with purple stripes for NYC? Bluebird with "T" logo in place of B&M? The McGinis scheme black & red block except with the giant circle "T" in the center? Or "The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority" spelled out in flowery cursive
  by CSRR573
 
For the B&M scheme, will it be a bluebird scheme or the F-unit scheme?
  by TrainFan1035
 
I think it might be the minuteman scheme. (Which i have no idea if its the red and yellow one or the blue, black and white one, Though im pretty sure its the red and yellow one)
Turned out that the black paint on 1070 was not actual paint it was primer (from what i heard)
  by TrainFan1035
 
mbrproductions wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:45 am Are the three schemes rumored to be B&M, NYC, and NYNH&H? Those sound great but I was hoping for one in the Screamer scheme :(.
1075 was originally going to get the Screamer paint scheme ( From what i was told) but MPI just said no and did the normal scheme :(
  by mbrproductions
 
I think it might be the minuteman scheme.
I hope so, that was/is a much better scheme than the minimalist bluebird scheme, and would go much better with the F40 given that it is technically an F unit.
Turned out that the black paint on 1070 was not actual paint it was primer (from what i heard)
That may be, but it does not explain the yellow 1070 road number painted below the cab windows on each side, which is what really caught my attention.
1075 was originally going to get the Screamer paint scheme ( From what i was told) but MPI just said no and did the normal scheme :(
Just said no? Well I can't imagine why, it is a much simpler scheme that would have taken less paint and time to complete. I still hope one of the units that are either being rebuilt or are going to be rebuilt come back bearing that purple stripe.
  by CRail
 
This is getting painful. Some points:

1.) It was rumored that the 1075 was to receive its orignal scheme (there was no screamer scheme as all screamers were not always painted the same and the stretch F40s were all delivered with the plain stripe) and dedicated to a late retiree. That, as we know, did not happen.

2.) The rumored potential paint schemes have been NH McGinnis (think ConnDOT FL9s), B&M Minuteman (maroon with gold stripes), potentially an NYC scheme, and their original plain stripe.

3.) Regarding B&M schemes: The bluebird scheme, often confused with the blue dip, was the McGinnis era scheme applied to the GP9s as built and was not very minimalist. F units wore several schemes none of which were unique to them, save perhaps for the 4226's god awful "B plus M" iteration of the McGinnis scheme.
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