Chicago Metra buying refurbished locomotives to save money

By Marni Pyke, Chicago Daily Herald; February 20, 2019

Metra leaders agreed Wednesday to spend $71 million on 15 refurbished locomotives to replace some of the railroad’s oldest engines.

Officials acknowledged the replacements aren’t the same as new ones, but given the agency’s cash shortfall, it was the best bang for the buck, Chief Mechanical Officer Kevin McCann said.

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