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MBTA Like New Locomotive, MassDOT Logo, May 2016Say hello to this “like new” addition to the MBTA Commuter Rail fleet, the first locomotive in MassDOT colors and logo!

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.

“This rebuilt locomotive represents the type of investments the MBTA must make to improve reliability and deliver the level of service our customers deserve,” said MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. “Under the newly released Capital Investment Plan, the MBTA will spend $765 million annually to upgrade and modernize its aging infrastructure and vehicles.”

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