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Used Md. locomotives to help Boston commuter service

Posted on March 24, 2011

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) leased three locomotives, formerly owned by Maryland's MARC commuter rail service, to help bridge the gap in its fleet while it waits for 20 new ones to begin arriving in 2013.

MARC's 16-year-old engines are newer than all but two of the MBTA's 82 engines, more than one-half of which date to the 1970s and nearly all of which are at or past the manufacturer's recommended lifespan of 25 years, The Boston Globe reported. To read the full story, click here.

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