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GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:07 pm

Febr 10 2009
Wabtec Corp. says its MotivePower subsidiary has been awarded an $85 million option order to build an additional 20 MPXpress locomotives for GO Transit. The contract follows an original order for 27 locomotives, already delivered.

The 20 additional units, to be built at MotivePower's facility in Boise, Idaho, will be delivered beginning late this year. Wabtec says the locomotives will contain components produced by Wabtec and its other subsidiaries, including braking equipment, relays, contactors, air compressors, brake shoes, and radiators.

"This order is a nice addition to our backlog and reflects our leading role in the commuter locomotive market," said Wabtec President and CEO Albert J. Neupaver in a statement.
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Re: GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

Postby D.Carleton » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:18 pm

Have any of the F59PH's been rendered surplus due to the MP40 delivery?
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Re: GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:49 pm

yes all 7 are surplus and a lease to MBTA may be in works.
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Re: GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

Postby tomjohn » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:14 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:yes all 7 are surplus and a lease to MBTA may be in works.



And are these F59PH's that GO TRANSIT has rendered surplus to be overhauled and to the carriers specifications that may receive them? I trust time will tell ...

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Re: GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

Postby D.Carleton » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:30 pm

GO Transit equipment on MBTA? What a surprise.
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Re: GO Transit orders locomotives from MotivePower

Postby diburning » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:52 am

That picture is 30 years old.

Although they may be running on the MBTA, the unit will not be leased/purchased by MBTA. In the current plan/proposal, the company that operates the MBTA Commuter Rail, MBCR, (a partnership between Veolia, Bombardier, and Alternate Concepts Inc) will purchase the units and then lease them back to the MBTA to fulfill the on-time clause(s) on the contract between them. The locomotives would also be used as leverage for the contract renewal (If MBTA doesn't renew the contract with MBCR, the F59PHs will leave with MBCR which means the MBTA will have a crunch on power like they are now)
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