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  by MetraBNSF
 
180 is on BNSF and rebuilt. It was going between BNSF and RI and was on the latter prior to rebuild. Not sure if it came from rebuild and went directly to the BN.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Observed new liveried #188, Round Lake, on 1270 (22) today.
  by Milwaukee_F40C
 
From what I heard, Progress pretty much fabricates all new body work for all the Metra rebuilds. If the frame is good, 205 might be salvageable. It wouldn't be the first frame-up wreck repair.
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
At the rate things are moving here in "The land of the Burlingtons", it won't be long until the "sighting" becomes a previous liveried (old; Blue) locomotive.
  by busfan2847
 
217 and 98 were at Franklin Park today.

217 is now named Village of Romeoville and 98 Don Fulmer.
  by eolesen
 
Milwaukee_F40C wrote:From what I heard, Progress pretty much fabricates all new body work for all the Metra rebuilds. If the frame is good, 205 might be salvageable. It wouldn't be the first frame-up wreck repair.
That's what I thought as well, but the county sheriff's office said it had to be hauled out in pieces, which implies it was scrapped onsite. There's been no other reporting on it since the wreck.
  by Backshophoss
 
Is there a "Parts" unit at Progress rail that could replace the now scrapped(?)205?
  by doepack
 
Yesterday's (Fri 6/15) MDN 2143 (1752 CUS dep) had its normal double-headed consist with F59PH METX 98 (the Don Fulmer unit) being led by OPL METX 215...
  by F40CFan
 
Saw 100 leading 2237 last week. It lost its RTA wrap.
  by MetraBNSF
 
Two more Winnebagoes have come back from rebuild but have yet to be seen in service: 186 and 189. When it comes to the engines in the 180 series, only 185 and 187 remains to be rebuilt.
  by MetraBNSF
 
MetraBNSF wrote:Two more Winnebagoes have come back from rebuild but have yet to be seen in service: 186 and 189. When it comes to the engines in the 180 series, only 185 and 187 remains to be rebuilt.
186 was the lead engine on a BNSF double header yesterday afternoon. It was pulling F40PH-3 113 along with 10 cars on train 1277, a Naperville/Route 59 express.
  by ChicagoRailfanner1989
 
208 is back from rehab and it's on the BNSF line with the "Village of LaGrange" name
  by F40CFan
 
There are three F59PHIs sitting at Western Ave. 470 is one of them. They are still in Amtrak Cascades livery so they must be recent arrivals. I wonder how long it will be before they are painted and on the road for testing.
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