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Date: 11/18/20 18:16
New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: kevink

1. Metra F40PHM-3 #204 was recently covered with a vinyl advertising wrap for Grubhub. Seen here making a station stop at Westmont on the BNSF Chicago Sub on Veteran's Day 11/11/2020.
2. I haven't much luch catching Metra F40PHM-3 #211 the last few months but I did manage to get it on a westbbound train at Hinsdale, IL on 11/05/2020
3. The newest Metra heritage locomtive, Metra F59PHI #90 has proved elusive for me because I rarely get up to either the UP North or Northwest lines where it seems to hang out. I got some intel that it was parked at the end of the McHenry Branch on Halloween weekend. With spectacular fall weather beckoning, I finished my yard chores and head north. The 91 was basking in the late afternoon sunlight by the McHenry depot. 








Date: 11/18/20 18:17
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: kevink

Amtrak #156 made a couple of round trips on the Southwest Chief this fall. 
4. On 10/15/2020 racing through Hinsdale, IL
5. A week later, 10/22/2020, again at Hinsdale, IL

6. The Veteran's locomotive #42 made a trip west on the California Zephyr. Here it is easing out of the shoofly at Highlands in Hinsdale, IL on 10/17/2020
 



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Date: 11/18/20 19:44
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: robj

Some nice catches, but Grubhub shot shows metra needs the money?

Bob



Date: 11/18/20 19:51
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: kevink

Thanks Bob. Metra has been selling advertising via wraps for the last couple of years primarily for Jimmy John's and Northwestern Memorial Hospitals. Those locomotives have been assigned to the UP lines. This is the first wrapped F40PHM-3 that I am aware of and the first on the BNSF line.



Date: 11/18/20 23:58
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: RRBaron

Very nice Fall photos. Rally like the CBQ Metra. 



Date: 11/19/20 07:22
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: PasadenaSub

Great group of photos, Kevin.  That F59PHi really looks sharp in the CNW scheme.

Rich



Date: 11/19/20 08:30
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: MNNRfan

Really nice shots!!!

Really like the CBQ unit and you can't really go wrong with the green and yellow of the CNW.

And for whatever reason I've always liked the "Winnebagos."



Date: 11/19/20 11:23
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: Lackawanna484

Great series.

Are these locomotives unusually tall, or are the gallery cars lower in height than some others?

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Date: 11/19/20 12:33
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: PHall

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Great series.
>
> Are these locomotives unusually tall, or are the
> gallery cars lower in height than some others?
>
> Posted from Android

The galleries are shorter then Superliners or the true bi-level cars like the Bombardier cars.



Date: 11/19/20 12:48
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: bnsfsd70

Really nice stuff throughout!

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 11/20/20 18:16
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: atsf121

Great photos, I love that Metra has gotten in on the heritage schemes.

Nathan

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Date: 11/21/20 08:33
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: BenWight

What is the cost per day or month to have your message wrapped on a locomotive?

Ben



Date: 11/23/20 19:39
Re: New Metra Wrap and Metra/Amtrak Heritage
Author: ProAmtrak

Cool pics, Metra did a great job with their Heritage Units!



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