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Re: Italian motors

Postby NorthWest » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:03 pm

Why would they need them? According to the article it looks like they're going back on the same intercity services.
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Re: Italian motors

Postby Benny » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:05 pm

NorthWest wrote:Why would they need them? According to the article it looks like they're going back on the same intercity services.



Theoretically they were needed to operate the last traditional long distance trains in push-pull mode with only one driver (the new regulations permit one-man driving of passenger trains only if there is a passage between loco and coaches) but that's Italy, so things are made far more because of political and particular interests than for real needs. There is a good amount of E 402 B and turtles that still need the couple of drivers so I don't know how can be the real saving after the (expensive) job of modify body and electronics, test all and undergo to approval as a new locomotive.
Probably this move has been done to give a job to Foligno works and, more, to "eat" very much in the classical Italian style.

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Re: Italian motors

Postby NorthWest » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 pm

Interesting, so that's why the E.464s are single ended and they didn't buy standard Traxxes like everyone else. Seems dumb to lose that flexibility.

Would've been a better idea to play around with the Tigres than the 402As.
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