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Metra is rehabilitating locomotives and bi-level commuter rail cars. The locomotives are being rebuilt with complete renovation of the diesel engine, overhaul of the traction alternator, head end power alternator and gear box, replacement of the control system, coupler and draft gears, revamping of the trucks, including traction motors, body repair and modifications, installation of secondary engine room door and painting. The rail cars are being renovated with replacement of couplers, yokes, draft gears, weather stripping, seats, floors, walls, window and door mechanisms, application of tube style diaphragms, renewal of the 480-volt and control train lines and repair of heating and lighting systems

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Project locomotive and rail car units are being rebuilt as part of an ongoing rolling stock rehabilitation program. 37 of the 42 F40PH-2 locomotives are complete. 24 of the 27 MP36 locomotives are complete. 99 of the 302 Nippon Sharyo rail cars are complete. 20 of the 20 Budd rail cars are complete. 34 of the 57 BNSF Budd rail cars are complete.
Information Updated:August 2020
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