• F40PH-3C overhaul program

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

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  by GP40MC1118
 
The 1050 went back to Rochester for what I presume was warranty tweaking/work.
Came back to Readville yesterday on an extra.

The 1061 went to Rochester on September 4th. Don't know if its still there.

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  by Commuterrail1050
 
I haven't seen 1061 even enter service yet and what happened to 1050? Seems to me that they slowed down on sending more out to get rebuilt then coming back.
  by Backshophoss
 
A few posts back,Wabtec is shutting down Boise and moving the rebuild shop to GE Erie plant.
This must be the period of NO shipments untill they settle in the GE plant,anything at Boise will be finished and shipped home.
Figure on the GE plant to start up 01/01/2020.
  by GP40MC1118
 
Looks like the 1051 is heading to Middelboro tomorrow to join the 1064 & 1066
trip to MPI/Boise. It blew a piston rod sometime last week, so it bought an express
ticket west. Coming down to Middleboro tomorrow on an extra.

Nothing new out of Boise.

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  by sonicdoommario
 
That's the first Keolis rebuild going out too, right?

Do we know if they're sending these three engines out to Boise or are they waiting until they have the green light to send them to Erie?
  by Commuterrail1050
 
1051 has been confirmed being the next unit out to be rebuilt which is the first in-house rebuild to go out. However i'm not sure if they will be going yet until they settle. Only time will tell when they go.
  by GP40MC1118
 
The 1064 & 1066 were waybill reported 10/15, so I guess the only delay in
shipment west was waiting for the 1051.

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  by Commuterrail1050
 
Not sure what's going on with 1031 and the others, but 1050 is with 1513 5 flats down south and 1063 is down south with 1705 6 doubles. Saw it this morning at south station.
  by GP40MC1118
 
1051, 1064 & 1066 have now been shipped. Apparently headed to Erie, not Boise.

1035 status at Boise unknown, but it could be the last one rebuilt there as there
are rumors that the 1057,1060,1065 & 1074 are going to be sent to Erie as well.

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  by Commuterrail1050
 
Are they now going to Erie Pennslylvania or which state is it?
  by sonicdoommario
 
Is the rule of thumb that if a non-rebuilt F40 has an issue, it's then sent out for rebuild? 1036 on the 813 died today, had a traction issue I think (had trouble getting over 10-15mph). Was rescued by the 1056 on 815. Don't know if that means 1036 might be the next F40 to be sent out.
  by WorldwideRailfan (Youtube)
 
It might. They also have a list of engines going but if an engine dies, it will take priority over the engines on the list that are just generally unreliable
  by GP40MC1118
 
Guess the rumors of all the MBTA units that were left at Boise earlier this year being shipped to the Erie plant is true. A photo of two units shrink-wrapped as MBTA 11 & MBTA 12 in Nampa has surfaced on Facebook tonight. Don't know which units are under the tarps. Unknown if the 1035 left on its own wheels (this would make it the last full rebuild from Boise).

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