I recall a couple of the Amtrak FL-9s were used for work train service towards the end, around the time of the NH-Boston electrification project.
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AMTK822401 wrote:Story I last heard with the Amtrak FL9 thing, may or may not be true..... 2 are going to Rensselaer, the remaining 4 will be scrapped. Heard it from a Genesee and Wyoming employee who will supposedly have a part in hauling themWow, sad if true, but i guess that was inevitable.!
Tadman wrote:With regard to overall safety of the Marc cab cars, South Shore runs them daily at 79mph over hundreds of crossings. With two tragic exceptions - the 1993 bridge crash and the 1998 steel truck crash - they have a very good record. This includes about five miles of street running.Don't forget the Silver Spring wreck - all 11 fatalities in the cab car.
bdawe wrote:Is it still going to be a a reliable locomotive if pushed into service today?Answer is absolutely no, the last two years of operation they only lasted for average of two days before having FRA issues.
Uncle Cheapo wrote:Dead beyond dead, you wont even see the MARC cars soon, as they are being sent back to the owner shortly.NJT can use more.... Especially with bathrooms.... Besides, the original plan was for 20, instead of the 10 they currently have..