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MBTA Leased Locomotive, North Station, March 23, 2011 One of the locomotives acquired from another passenger rail provider went into service today on the Newburyport/Rockport Line. 

MBTA General Manager Richard Davey at North Station, left, affixed the T logo to the side of the locomotive.

While used previously in Maryland, the locomotives continue to perform very well, and are half the age of most of the MBTA’s fleet.  Two more locomotives from Maryland will go into service within a week, all part of the MBTA’s continuing efforts to improve the reliability of commuter rail service.

The addition of the Maryland locomotives follows introduction to the commuter rail system last month of two new state-of-the-art diesel-electric locomotives purchased from the Utah Transit Authority, the first new locomotives to join the MBTA’s commuter rail fleet in more than 20 years. The MassDOT Board of Directors in 2010 also approved the purchase of an additional 20 new diesel-electric locomotives at a cost of $114 million. The 20 new locomotives will be brought into service in 2013.

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