“Like New” Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet

May 17, 2016

From the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Blog

Say hello to this “like new” addition to the MBTA Commuter Rail fleet, the first locomotive in MassDOT colors and logo!Website Insert Coach Business Class Food Service copy

The 29 year old locomotive has been overhauled with a brand new engine, its major components rebuilt following engine failure in 2014. While a new locomotive costs about $6.5 million, the cost of rebuilding this unit is less than $1 million.

The “MassDOT” locomotive will be used for CapeFlyer service on weekends and regular MBTA commuter rail service on weekdays. It will go into service when CapeFlyer 2016 begins on Memorial Day weekend.

The proposed MassDOT and MBTA Capital Investment Plan released last month includes $90 million in funds programmed for locomotives.

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