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Siemens has started production on first Charger locomotive.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:03 am

If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:25 am

Dutch, who are the Chargers for?
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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:27 pm

several midwest states for Amtrak services plus MARC ordered a few.

http://www.siemens.com/press/en/pressre ... tm&content[]=ICRL&content[]=MO

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/trac ... order.html
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What is the SC-44?

Postby SD70ACe-T4 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:09 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:Dutch, who are the Chargers for?
The Charger locomotives are Diesel-Electric locomotives that are based off a European model (probably Vectron) that the Following owners: MARC, Northern Lights Express (BNSF), Brightline (FEC), Caltrans (AMTK), Amtrak Midwest (AMTK), and Cascades (AMTK).

The horns are 3rd Generation K5LAs. The Prime mover is made by Cummins and have an LED Display board on the front but excluding for Brightline.

Instead, Brightline's Chargers are bulleted and designated the name SCB-40. It is still an SC-44. But one without a display board on the front.

Here are some Examples of SC-44s (SCB-40s)
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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:41 pm

from another forum : Siemens will ship from their Sacramento facility, the first 3 MARC Charger locomotives as well as the first SEPTA ACS64.
Union Pacific will pick up the locomotives sometime on Friday.
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