by Steamboat Willie
This has extensively been mentioned before but I want to reiterate here: good riddance to the M2/4/6's. They were in horrible condition towards the end cosmetically and operationally. Floors were falling through, ceilings were prone to leaks, roaches, HVAC issues, cars dead in tow, bathrooms were shot, decades of slime and grime on the seats, etc. The M8's, while having have their short comings are of preference to the riding public and 99% of our T&E workforce, minus the 1% of the select few rail buffs.