Chicago Metra update

Following a visit made to Chicago on 1st and 2nd May 2006 the following changes have been noted to motive power allocations. These changes have been brought about by the introduction of expanded services since the end of January 2006.

Rock Island

 

F40PH-2        100     101     102     103     104
F40PHM-2       202     203     204     205     206     207     208     209
MP36PHS-3      406     407     408     409     410     412

Milwaukee Routes and North Central Service

 


F40PH-2        105     107     108     109     110     111     112     114     115     120     121     122     123
F40PHM-2       210     211     212     214
MP36PHS-3      411     413     414     415     416     417     418     419     420     421     422     423     424     425
               426     427

South West Service

 

F40PH-2        106     113     116     125

South West Service (Shared with BNSF)

 

F40PH-2         181     182     183     184

Heritage Corridor

 

F40PH-2         117     118     119     124

Union Pacific Routes

 
F40PH-2         126     127     128     129     130     131     132     133     134     135     136     137     138     139
                140     141     142     143     144     145     146     147     148     149     150     151     152     153
                154     155     156     157     158     159     160     161     162     163     164     165     166     167
                168     169     170     171     172     173     174     175     176     177     178     179     180

BNSF

 
F40PHM-2        185     186     187     188     189     190     191     192     193     194     195     196     197     198
                199     200     201     213
MP36PHS-3       401     402     403     404     405

Notes:-
1) It has not been possible to verify all of the above, however this is believed to be the current position.
2) Heritage Corridor motive power has been serviced from Western Avenue depot since January 2006. This means that locomotives operating on Heritage Corridor service have to be turned as all Metra services operate with the locomotive at the country end of the coaching stock. This should make Heritage Corridor locomotives easy to identify when they are on Western Avenue depot.
3) South West Service shares locomotives with BNSF as stock is provided by BNSF’s 14th Street depot. The four locomotives shown as the sole motive power have recently been supplemented by a fifth from the general BNSF pool and not the shared pool.

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