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Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

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

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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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US,how its built siemens-charger diesel locomotives

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:27 pm

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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.

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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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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

Postby Fan Railer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:45 pm

MARC testing their Chargers:
https://youtu.be/xFS_MeWWNds
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Re: Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:14 pm

The article is behind a paywall, but the gist is in the first paragraph anyway: BizJournals.com

The Siemens Mobility train factory in Sacramento received a contract to build four of its new Charger locomotives for use on the Altamont Corridor Express commuter route, with an option for four additional train engines.
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Re: Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Passed a bunch of Chargers In Chicago yard whilst riding the Moonlight Dome on a positioning move. Someone mentioned that the vents on the sides were getting clogged with ice, etc. (similar to the unrebuilt M-2's that MNRR had; they'd eat up snow below the car).

Anyone know anything?
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