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Metra's older locomotives are getting a new paint job in conjunction with a major overhaul to extend their useful life.The new paint scheme will be applied to 42 F40 locomotives that were built between 1989 and 1992, and are now part of a $91.1 million rehab program, Metra officials said in a press release.The rehabilitated locomotives will feature a host of upgrades including: • new high-voltage cabinet with a microprocessor control system; • remanufactured engines upgraded to Environmental Protection Agency Tier 0+ emissions standards;• new and reconditioned accessories;• car body corrosion repair and new paint;• rebuilt electrical rotating equipment;• rebuilt trucks with new wheels; and• and positive train control components.The new paint scheme also will be applied to three similar-looking, used F59 locomotives that Metra recently acquired. The first of those three debuted this month on the commuter railroad's Milwaukee lines.The F40s are now painted mostly blue with an orange top. When they emerge from rehab over the next four years, they'll have a similar paint scheme as Metra's fleet of 27 MP36 locomotives.
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