An M8 comes from the yard.
The older M2s were still the majority, but the new kid on the block is the one doing the work in this photo. Photo taken on railroad property with permission.
Tacked onto the tail end of Q380 (and causing air problems after making a pick up) several brand new MTA commuter cars bring up the markers as Q380 finally leaves Willard.
Out with the old, in with the new. Conn DOT's venerable M2 fleet (example 8717 is seen on the right) is gradually being replaced by these new M8 cars.
The long-awaited M8 railcars have entered limited service between New Haven, Stamford and GCT; this set is seen at Port Chester with a Stamford train during the second week of revenue service. Con... (more)