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 nomis
 
Mod Note: I split apart the livery posts for the new paint scheme for Locomotives and coaches into this thread: CT rail "xbox" Livery. Please post your thoughts on the scheme there.
  by granton junction
 
I do not get up to Connecticut to see the SLE service (New Haven - New London) frequently, but I would like to get some pix of the diesel trains on the SLE service. What is the status of this line so far as motive power that is currently used? Is there a plan to use MUs for this service eventually, and what would be the timeline for this? Thanks.
  by DutchRailnut
 
yes they eventually will use MU's (m-8's) when ?? should have been 3 years ago.
Prognosis, if and when Amtrak accepts m-8's, and if when the M-8's get full update on ACSES PTC system.
  by twropr
 
Have any other rebuilt GP40s arrived since #6694?
  by DutchRailnut
 
next unit is shipped, only 16 more to go.
  by twropr
 
DutchRailnut wrote:next unit is shipped, only 16 more to go.
Which unit? Has it arrived yet?
Thanks!
Andy
  by nomis
 
6695 is the unit mentioned that shipped. Haven’t seen picture/video proof however.
  by ebtmikado
 
CSX is currently moving it on its quickest route between the midwest to Springfield:
Indiana-Selkirk-Atlanta-Mobile-Jacksonville-Selkirk-Springfield.
Delivery is promised before Christmas, but no year specified.
  by Backshophoss
 
As normal,the Black Hole of Selkirk yard strikes again,as revenge to the late EHH's "precision railroading" ideas. :P
  by Steamboat Willie
 
6695 is in New Haven.
  by Steamboat Willie
 
6699 back from rebuild. 6696 should be sent out any day. Last remaining unit in NHV livery.
  by DutchRailnut
 
end of era, start of error .
  by jt42cwr
 
So, I've seen photos of 6694, 6695, 6698 in the new livery. 6699 reported as back from rebuild.

What's the current status of 6696 & 6697?
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