• GP40-MC Overhaul

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

Moderators: sery2831, CRail

  by Backshophoss
 
Believe 1126 is a test unit for LED's,on older power,,the others can be retrofitted on a later date with LED's , after the test period ends.
  by JacobKoppel
 
1137 has received new traction motors, dynamic brakes, HEP, and a bunch of other mechanical components. It is still not finalized if it will be in MassDOT blue, but in quote from the assistant project manager down at Rochester, "People seem to like to blue paint on 1136 so we are hoping to do the same for 1137."
  by Commuterrail1050
 
FYI 1139 is getting the same upgrades as 1126 did. There’s an insider video on YouTube supporting that answer. You can figure it out yourself because I’m not going to reveal the person’s name in consideration of privacy and job confidentiality. The only difference with 1139 compared to 1126 and 1120 is that it’s getting a new horn. Even though that isn’t really considered an upgrade, it’s interesting to discuss about that stuff. Does someone want to confirm if 1126 got repainted or not? I know 1120 didn’t receive much other than the internal upgrades and an ebell.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Looks like 1138 is next in line to get rebuilt in the house. More than likely the same upgrades that 1126 and 1139 are getting.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Not sure why it was posted as that in the roster but apparently that was an error in posting.
  by JacobKoppel
 
1138 is in Rochester with no horn or bell
  by Commuterrail1050
 
Well that’s interesting. Maybe getting rebuilt there as part of the contracted overhaul
  by Commuterrail1050
 
1125 and 1138 are both in Rochester which I believe is getting rebuilt with the same upgrades that 1136-7 are getting. Will they all be blue? Or stay purple? That’s up in the air except for 1136 obv which has been a readville switched for a while now.