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Something that apparently slipped under the radar: John Longobardi, Chief Transportation Officer at Metro-North, told the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council at their October meeting that the supplemental 60-car order of M-8s had started arriving, but hadn't started testing yet (almost a year late, since the order was approved in November 2016 and was expected to start arriving after three years, but obviously the least of Metro-North and Shore Line East's problems this past year).

M-8 tests in Shore Line East territory are progressing as well, as they have been for some five years now?

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1 hour ago, GojiMet86 said:

https://www.ctinsider.com/news/thehour/article/Getting-There-Commissioner-talks-train-safety-16042150.php

This article suggests that CDOT might have more than enough M8, that it could send a pair to MBTA so that they could test electrification.

Glad the MBTA's trying to get the ball rolling on electrification again.  2-3 years ago I remember being stuck in a crowded first car behind an F40PH that had a badly-calibrated fuel pump; the smell and sight of blue, unburned fuel exhaust was nauseating.  Hell, there's been some days that Back Bay Station during rush hour smells like a crude-oil fire. 

Edited by R10 2952

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