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Everything posted by richii0909

  1. Random Metra

    Metra 85 fresh out of paint shop.
  2. F40 repainting?

    I did see metra 7882 at KYD yard... I’m assuming it maybe repainted as well. It’s would be interesting if it were in for a rehab. Who knows...
  3. F40 repainting?

    Funny that you mentioned this.. yesterday I passed by the yard and notice a engine running... then I thought to myself is that the F40c running? I was on the left but knew where the F40c's are parked... I hope go ahead and get them rebuilt... it would be nice from a heritage perspective.
  4. Random Metra

    Metra 92 fresh out of paint shop.
  5. Random Metra

    Wow interesting... was it being towed or going by it’s self? I don’t know if tracks eventually lead to IRM... that’s the only thing I can see... hmmm
  6. Random Metra

    Ha ha finally #88
  7. Random Metra

    X fingers for F59 today!!
  8. Random Metra

    KYD Article ---- Pretty interesting I wished there was more pictures https://medium.com/city-bureau/inside-the-metra-kensington-rail-yard-photos-bb6c3b53c87d
  9. Random Metra

    Nice lol I have the racetrack downloaded but didn't want to spend the money to buy the sd70mac.. hmm but may I will lol.
  10. Favorite Metra Locomotives?

    I would say Metra 126.... due due to the fact it spent a brief period of its life running on the ME, borrowed and used by NICTD. Also the old highliners
  11. Random Metra

    Wow I hoping that wasn't the case... Im curious to see how the SD70MACH will be.. what an unusual locomotive that will be. Have you heard anything about which lines will get those first?
  12. Random Metra

    Wow awesome! Yes my 4:25 is always a smooth ride. I’m crossing my fingers to catch a f59 for our run to Antioch... tomorrow lol. Do the F59’s take off slow like the mp36’s?
  13. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    I was just thinking that these f59phi will never have the full real paint job. They express paint them to get them in service and I can’t see pulling them out of service to repaint them again, but maybe I’m wrong. Yeah what’s the deal with the repainted sitting at western?
  14. Random Metra

    Ha ha I think I may have been on your train 4:25? I remember going to check out the 7600 car but the one half was a hot box. Have you all ever ran a F59PHI on NCS?
  15. Random Metra

    Darn, all these years later and they had no plan then and still don’t have a plan. Oh well.... who painted the VRE cars?? I know stupid question but maybe there is another yard that paints also? I was on the NCS and they had one behind the engine.... the paint job was horrible up close... poor graffiti at its best.. that’s how I described it. Anyways caught the two old highliners on the move possibly.
  16. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    Metra f59phi #89 fresh out the shop
  17. Random Metra

    I have no idea.. the only thing I could think of is for electrical systems.. but I have no idea.
  18. Random Metra

    i Wonder what are their plans for all this stored IC highliners
  19. Random Metra

    Yes they were graffiti, I am wondering why they bothered to repaint these. There are some/were some stored on the RI main line siding.
  20. Random Metra

    This is true for a single level car, but for a bi level car taking seats out won’t gain you any additional room. You have to remember the the upstairs part is your problem and is preventing anyone from standing up because you can’t. You only have the space in the isle, which is narrow and removing the seats didn’t help you there
  21. https://metrarail.com/node/6609 There is a new term in the draft!! States that if a station isn’t doing to good etc... then a fill in station can be added in between the old location and the proposed better location. Sounds like a new name for a flag stop/ station. Should be interesting to see how this goes.
  22. Random Metra

    Lol I was laughing for the longest thinking April fools but it def looks like the inside of the old highliner parked in kyd... is this the case lol
  23. Random Metra

    From the looks of the picture ill assume that is inside the old KYD as the windows look painted over. Are they going to remove the top portion of the upper deck? If not the only room you have for people is in between the railing.... unless your really short then you can stand under neath the top level. Just curious as to how this will work... It worked great on CTA with the MAXX seating configuration less seats more standing.. but CTA cars were one level no celling restraints.
  24. Random Metra

    Is that first picture the inside of old high liners at KYD? Also how will removing seats increase capacity in a bi level car?
  25. EX-CN&W Pullman RTA cars in California

    Best seats ever!!!!!! Jacumba has been resurrected again!!