New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:51 pm

RickRackstop wrote:It would be interesting to see a dual cab unit in commuter service. LIRR sort of does that anyway by not turning the MP15's around but just switching ends of the train.


LIRR has not used MP15ac or GP units in passenger service in almost 10 years
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby MBTA1052 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:30 am

I wonder how the cab will look like!! ;)
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:20 pm

RickRackstop wrote:Progress Rail has been hinting about the passenger rail business since they bought that facility in Muncie, IN. They also engineered the PR43C locomotive using a 3600 HP CAT C175 engine and other conversions so I think they may have expertise in the area. EMD has shone little enthusiasm for this but they are a major part of the Vossloh engines, some of which are used for passenger service in Europe and Vossloh did bid on a commuter rail contract recently. If a Vossloh design was built in this country most of all the major components would be derived from EMD anyway. It would be interesting to see a dual cab unit in commuter service. LIRR sort of does that anyway by not turning the MP15's around but just switching ends of the train.



The PL42AC for NJ Transit is a Vossloh engine. The first two prototype engines were built at their plant in Spain and the rest build by Alstom in the US. If you look at any of their euro diesel engines and a PL, its extremely similar.
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:12 am

The plant in Spain were first two shells were built was a Alstom facility at that time, it was later sold to Vossloh(2005).
This plant also built de British cousin to DE/DM30 the BR class 67
The first two units were completely assembled in Hornell NY, but shells were made in Spain.

The history of plant in Spain:
http://www.vossloh-espana.com/cms/en/co ... story.html
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby fl9m2026 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:39 pm

MEC407 wrote:Perhaps in that recessed area directly above the windshield. That would mean only one marker light instead of two, but I think they can get away with that... Amtrak's F59PHIs have only one marker light (the other red light on those units is an SP-style "emergency stop" light).


If you look at the overhead view of the concept artwork, there is a recess over each windshield panel, thus two marker light locations.
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby RickRackstop » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:24 am

Well enough time has gone by, any word on the lawsuit by MPI/GE ? If it is going to court it could be years before its settled.
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby MEC407 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:47 pm

The first BL36PH has been unveiled!

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D.Carleton wrote:As per Trains Magazine the first one is out: http://trn.trains.com/~/media/Images/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2013/06/BL36PH.jpg
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby MEC407 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:44 am

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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby tj48 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:47 am

Interesting..... Palm tree graphics on the side of the engine and a snow plow on the front of the engine :wink:
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:14 am

its a plow, its not listed as Snow plow, they use them in Florida for slow moving natives and their cars.
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby MEC407 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:48 am

Granny's Cadillac plow? :wink:
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Re: New locomotive from Brookville: the BL36PH

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:56 pm

That is a upsized version of a "weedcutter"type plow,needed for urban debris removal :wink:
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