Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by BandA
There is already a thread for Boston Surface Railroad under New England Railfan viewtopic.php?f=126&t=160242.

To give a quick summary, BSRR says they can run Commuter Rail privately from Providence to Worcester, and also keep going from Worcester to Lowell, reverse direction, then run to Nashua NH & Bedford NH (Manchester Airport). Over two host railroads & three states.

They own two locomotives, have leased Woonsocket RI Depot. Have agreement or memorandum of understanding with Woonsocket, Nashua, Worcester, Lowell, Amtrak, and G&W. Unclear if they have a deal with PAR. I think I read they have an option on coaches, but I can't remember.

Us rail fan posters cannot figure out how they will pay for insurance, rental at Providence Station, and how they will handle train meets at Lowell Station.

If they are successful, there will be Commuter Rail on these routes 10-20 years or more faster than if we waited for the government to provide money-losing service.
  by Maybrook fan
I heard 2012 was saved from the scrapper's, but no other info. What was the final out come ??
  by DutchRailnut
2012 is sold to Larry's truck and Electric , what they will do with it ??? fix maybe, parting out, most likely.
  by DutchRailnut
non,only one F10 left #413 supposedly heading for Danbury Railway Museum.

there are still 3 CDOT FL-9m's in New Haven but those are sold waiting for shipment.
  by MickD
At least one of the FL9s is sitting out in the yard
next to the shop in Hyannis..Could only see the rear
so couldn't make out the #
  by DutchRailnut
heading for LTEX (Larry's Truck Electric ) in Ohio.
  by DutchRailnut
whenever CSX accepts it and whenever they feel like picking it up.
  by Jeff Smith
That''s the unit painted in NYC, right? The one that was never NYC heritage?
  by DutchRailnut
that be it...
  by trainspot
Off the Loconotes group:
Ex-MNCR FL9 2012 is on the move out of Croton, NY on CSX Q704-31 and into Selkirk.

Moving under LTEX reporting marks and rumored to be eventually heading to Missouri
according to a report sent to me off another list.
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