The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the Metro-North Railroad is rebranding up to five locomotives with special colors and designs as a Heritage Series to highlight the railroad’s 40 years of service.
Craft workers at Metro-North’s North White Plains Shop applied a vinyl wrap to Metro-North’s locomotive No. 208, the first locomotive to be rebranded.
New Look for the Locomotives
The colors of silver, blue, and red pay homage to Metro-North’s original design created upon the railroad’s founding in 1983 for the railroad’s FL9 locomotives and worn by them until the last was retired in April 2007.
Additional locomotives will be wrapped in the heritage liveries that were worn by predecessor railroads. All will remain in service for the foreseeable future.
Metro-North’s locomotive No. 208. It is one of 31 P32ACDM models the railroad uses to provide service on the northern Hudson and Harlem Lines and the New Haven Line’s Danbury and Waterbury Branches.