In-transit Metra locomotive damaged in derailment

RELATED TOPICS: METRA | LOCOMOTIVES | DERAILMENTS/WRECKS | CSX
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An outbound Metra train pulled by F40PHM-2 No. 205 meets an inbound, with F40PH-3 No. 119 pushing, at Lisle, Ill., in August 2015. No. 205 was damaged in a derailment while en route for rebuilding in Georgia.
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A Metra locomotive on its way to Georgia for rebuilding was damaged in a CSX derailment last week.

Metra spokesman Mike Gillis confirmed that F40PHM-2 No. 205, one of two locomotives in transit for the rebuilding work, remained at the scene of the accident in a remote location near Sherwood, Tenn., last Wednesday. “It was damaged but we don’t yet have a complete assessment,” Gillis wrote in an e-mail.

A second unit, F40PHM-2 No. 204, was rerailed and is again on its way to Georgia.

They are two of the 30 F40PHM-2s built by EMD in 1991 and 1992, the last locomotives built at the company's La Grange, Ill., plant. The model is unique to the Chicago commuter railroad.

A 12-car train derailed about 8:15 p.m. on March 7 in a remote location, the Winchester (Tenn.) Herald-Chronicle reported, requiring contractors to clear a road to the site to allow for cleanup. The tracks were reopened about 3 a.m. on March 9.

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