Metra F59PHi and CDTX SC-44s

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Metra F59PHi and CDTX SC-44s
Posted by RailEagle on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:15 PM

Does anybody know when the Amtrak F59Phi’s will enter service for the Metra. And second of all when are those Siemens Chargers going to enter service on the Pacific Surfliner. I heard something about a test train being run in San Diego. Also would the F59s receive new reporting marks before or after they leave San Diego? Finally would it be reasonable to expect to see a ~20 unit power move and if so who would pull it? Thanks 

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Posted by VOLKER LANDWEHR on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:11 AM

RailEagle
Metra. And second of all when are those Siemens Chargers going to enter service on the Pacific Surfliner. I heard something about a test train being run in San Diego.

To the end of April 2018 Caltrans 2107, 2108, 2109, and 2110 left Sacramento. In the meantime there might be more locomotives delivered.

Three (2107, 2109, 2110) were shot on a nightly test in this video: https://youtu.be/yRBY54mMEpc

The video contains three Charger test train run-bys at 3:05, 3:55, and 4:25.

RailEagle
Also would the F59s receive new reporting marks before or after they leave San Diego?

I think that depends on where ownership changes or were a makke-over will be made.

RailEagle
Finally would it be reasonable to expect to see a ~20 unit power move and if so who would pull it?

I would expect Amtrak to move the F59s on its own trains east, possibly dead in tow and in pairs. I don't expect a single power move.
Regards, Volker

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Posted by mdw on Monday, June 18, 2018 11:46 PM

There are a lot of Chargers at the Amtrak LA locomotive facility and there are a lot more P42's than usual on the Surfliners lately, but not Chargers on the Surfliners yet.

 

 
RailEagle
Metra. And second of all when are those Siemens Chargers going to enter service on the Pacific Surfliner. I heard something about a test train being run in San Diego.

 

To the end of April 2018 Caltrans 2107, 2108, 2109, and 2110 left Sacramento. In the meantime there might be more locomotives delivered.

Three (2107, 2109, 2110) were shot on a nightly test in this video: https://youtu.be/yRBY54mMEpc

The video contains three Charger test train run-bys at 3:05, 3:55, and 4:25.

 

 
RailEagle
Also would the F59s receive new reporting marks before or after they leave San Diego?

 

I think that depends on where ownership changes or were a makke-over will be made.

 

 
RailEagle
Finally would it be reasonable to expect to see a ~20 unit power move and if so who would pull it?

 

I would expect Amtrak to move the F59s on its own trains east, possibly dead in tow and in pairs. I don't expect a single power move.
Regards, Volker

 

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 9:56 PM

mdw
I would expect Amtrak to move the F59s on its own trains east, possibly dead in tow and in pairs. I don't expect a single power move. Regards, Volker  

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Amtrak #4 had an F59 behind the two P42's and in front of the baggage car in its consist when I saw it on the La Plata webcam Monday, July 2.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, July 05, 2018 6:57 AM

NRPC 454 is probably the locomotive in question and it turned up at 18th Street on Tuesday (July 3).  It may be getting moved to Beech Grove prior to sale to Metra.

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Posted by kevink on Thursday, July 05, 2018 8:55 AM

454 was seen on the Hoosier State 7/4 heading to Indiana.

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