Physically not mechanically how worn out were the Metra Highliners? I know they lacked restrooms but could they have been viable candidates for trailer conversion with HEP? I know commuter railroads in the past like SEPTA converted old power cars to trailers like Amtrak did with the metro liners. With Metra having a shortage of good working equipment, could with the right kind of rehab been viable instead of scrap or surplus sales? This also leads me to another question about Metra for those in the know. With Metra's power crunch was it considered or could it have been a premature decision to retire the F40Cs? Rebuilding of SD-40 based locomotives is available from just about every locomotive shop in the US.