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Charger News.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:55 pm

More on Chargers, its liveries and photo's
http://www.highspeed-rail.org/Documents ... update.pdf
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Re: Charger News.

Postby Allen Hazen » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:00 pm

Thank you for posting that!
From a technical point of view, the photo of the truck (on p. 6) is perhaps the most interesting bit. Does the truck frame really angle downwards over the axle, or is that an artifact of the use of a wide-angle lens in taking the photo?
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Re: Charger News.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:36 pm

not sure it looks like its tapered down to control weight , my interest is in muffler picture under the QSK95 diesel.
up till charger not many US diesels had any mufflers, the EMD's were not mufflers but manifolds to lead to one stack.
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Re: Charger News.

Postby NorthWest » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:50 pm

Thanks for sharing!

I know that the final units will look far different from artist's renderings, but I really hope they rethink the paint scheme on the WSDOT units. The rendered scheme is so drab and lacks the visual interest of the current scheme.
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Re: Charger News.

Postby joestrudel » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:52 am

It seems to be some kind of SF1 truck.

You can find details here:
http://www.mobility.siemens.com/mobilit ... log-en.pdf

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Re: Charger News.

Postby Fan Railer » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:50 pm

The trucks used on both the ACS-64 and Charger locomotives are a derivative of the SF4 truck used on the Siemens Vectron.
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Re: Charger News.

Postby Allen Hazen » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:49 pm

Joestrudel--
Thank you for posting the link to that brochure! From the drawings of the locomotive trucks (e.g. the one on page 7), it looks as if the ends of the truck frame DO taper over the axles, with the upper edge slanting downward (though the lower edge seems to be horizontal). Intuitively this makes sense from a weight vs needed strength point of view, but I don't think I had seen anything quite like it before!

Dutch--
Sorry, I guess I'm not knowledgeable enough to appreciate the mufflers! … Both EMD 710-engined locomotives and GE FDL-engined locomotives built for use in countries (UK, Australia) with stricter noise regulations than the U.S. have been built with mufflers. In the Australian types I am familiar with, the muffler extends more or less the whole length of the engine compartment, with the result that the EMD units have the final exhaust stack at the end of the engine AWAY from the generator, and the GE units have the external exhaust stack AT the generator end: very weird-looking to an American eye!
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Re: Charger News.

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:28 am

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Re: Charger News.

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:15 pm

When does this unit wind up at Pueblo for testing?
There has not been any word on how the "Test Bed" unit on the Indiana RR has or has not been running. :( :( :(
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Re: Charger News.

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:40 pm

first two chargers are scheduled for testing in June at TTC.

as for the testbed freight unit, it can not run in revenue service till EPA certification is received , the test data went to EPA in February.
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Re: Charger News.

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:58 am

Certified as of April 5th.
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Re: Charger News.

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:17 pm

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Re: Charger News.

Postby Fan Railer » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:07 pm

Charger locos depart Florin for Pueblo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VddySeXbPo8
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Re: Charger News.

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Seems Amtrak got the honor to tow them to Pueblo,Siemens does not trust the the freight RR's for the tow??
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Re: Charger News.

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:04 am

4th charger shipped for NEC testing, in this video it starts with a long distance shot, it clearly shows the height difference between Genesis at 14'6" and Charger at 12'6"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIgKbkdPoKw
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