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 NaugyRR
 
That wouldn't be bad if the red/purple was closer to what's on the coach rather than the Geep lol
  by shadyjay
 
An Amtrak Turboliner set that was rebuilt and either saw limited service (for a year, if that) or one of the rebuilds that was never placed into service. More on Amtrak forum, but tread lightly if posting in that thread.
  by Jeff Smith
 
Is 2027 the one going to Boston Surface that they haven't either picked up or paid for?
  by ExCon90
 
shadyjay wrote:An Amtrak Turboliner set that was rebuilt and either saw limited service (for a year, if that) or one of the rebuilds that was never placed into service. More on Amtrak forum, but tread lightly if posting in that thread.
Thanks, I wouldn't dare go near it--there might be trip wires ...
  by Backshophoss
 
Those 2 sets are now used for SWAT/First Responder training.
  by Tadman
 
ExCon90 wrote:
shadyjay wrote:An Amtrak Turboliner set that was rebuilt and either saw limited service (for a year, if that) or one of the rebuilds that was never placed into service. More on Amtrak forum, but tread lightly if posting in that thread.
Thanks, I wouldn't dare go near it--there might be trip wires ...
GirlOnTheTrain wrote:Turboliners are able to be discussed, it's just that certain people go careening off into fantasy land when they're brought up.
100% this. We had a couple guys that could bring absolutely any thread around to "why don't we put the turboliners in revenue service again". Seriously, if we had a thread about UP 4014's restoration, one guy would be like "speaking of 4014, it runs on rails and I love turboliners and why don't we bring them back to service"... It was that bad.

But you are welcome and encouraged to discuss anything historic (IE anything turboliner that has already happened - could be 1975, could be yesterday), and any news about where they're going or stored.
  by Milepost 110
 
Awhile ago, I was able to find where FICX was scrapping old equipment in Ashtabula, OH on Google Earth. I noticed that the 2 F10s and FL9 (410, 411, and 2008) that were sold for scrap in 2010 were still there. As of late 2018, they still sat there and someone even trespassed and got a YouTube video of them. I've checked Google Earth again with images from June 2019 and they are gone. I heard rumors that they were for sale and someone actually purchased them, but their name was undisclosed. Logic dictates that they have been scrapped. Anyone have any information to shed light on this?
  by DogBert
 
If they had made it out of there someone, somewhere would have gotten photos of them by now. No other equipment has survived a visit to that scrap yard, and some of it was of a historic nature.
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