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 MN-P32AC-DM-201-227
 
At first reading about a Gp-35, 107 I thought it was a misprint, but after doing a bit of research I come to find out that the new 107 a GP-35 is a ex Soo Line loco. Was this a Brookville loco? Petty nice to see a new GP-35 added to the fleet.


Probably already posted, At the 3/25/2015 MTA meeting they discuss the following...."GP-35 Locomotive Overhaul ($11.0 M)•An in-kind overhaul with complete electrical rewire of six Mero-NorthGP35locomotives and the procurement and overhaul of an additional GP35 (total of 7). The locomotives are in excess of their expected life and are no longer able to perform reliably. The additional GP35 is to replace an existing Metro-North GP8 locomotive.Project is estimated to be complete by mid-2016.BL-20 Overhaul ($15.6 MM)*•BL-20 Locomotives delivered in 2008 will begin overhaul in 2015.Genesis Overhaul (Budget TBD)*•The Genesis fleet is on a cyclical overhaul program that will begin in 2015. "



Looks like 107 is here, seen here with its twin 105.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
  by DutchRailnut
 
if you input 107 in search function of this forum, you could actually find all info on it.
  by Train2009
 
As per a friend of mine, GP35R #101 and #103 (?) was seen in Stamford, CT late this morning with 10 Hopper cars, the Loco was facing west.
  by DutchRailnut
 
which one was facing west ?
  by Train2009
 
DutchRailnut wrote:which one was facing west ?
I did't saw it but I got a word of it and I do not know. #103 was not on it.
  by GirlOnTheTrain
 
Train2009 wrote:I did't saw it but I got a word of it and I do not know. #103 was not on it.
Then please refrain from posting sightings unless you've seen them with your own two eyes / know what's actually transpiring and with what equipment.

Also, stone hoppers and a work engine barely constitute freight movement (aka it's not CSX/P&W) nor an unusual fleet sighting.
  by FL9AC
 
Once 1894 gets to Danbury tonight/early morning with the 129+3, crew and equipment are deadheading to Stamford to tie onto a maxi and tow it up to Danbury to fill out morning service.
  by Train2009
 
The Harmon yard crew with GP35R #107 went down to Yonkers this afternoon to rescued Amtrak Empire Service train #283 and towed it up to Croton. It just arrived into Croton a half hour ago.
  by gregorygrice
 
3 recent Moves using MNR's rebuilt GP35r's:

PMMO Towing a dead bomb set:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLOJz9LsFRk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


PMMO Towing the 2 B14CGs and a BL20GH:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9j54YwjME0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


A HTS crew towing a dead bomb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Xlc3-txEM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by Jeff Smith
 
What's to become of the BL14's?
  by DutchRailnut
 
regular switchers since ESA is pretty much done as for RR switching.
  by Train2009
 
BL20GH #111 was sitting on track #107 at GCT yesterday morning:
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M8 car #9184,9384 and 9385 got involved in a derailment during the PM Rush hour the other evening on friday at the Terminal.
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