P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

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Re: P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

Postby DURR5017116 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:34 am

DutchRailnut wrote:a P40 or P42 can not control the third rail portion of a P32acdm


Figured I'd try to revive the topic concerning my favorite pieces of equipment....anyway, I remember hearing during the Summer of Hell that a few P42s were modified to be able to do just this. It makes sense because IIRC the same P42s were on the GCT trains every time I rode/saw photo or video. I know they had mechanical staff riding the trains too but I believe that had to do with shutting down the P42s and using them as a cab car.
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Re: P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

Postby DURR5017116 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:45 pm

I guess I'll bump the topic....again. Any it seems like there will be FL9s on the Empire Corridor this summer alongside P32s...can they MU and/or mode change together....does anyone know?
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Re: P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

Postby blockline4180 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:49 pm

AMTK822401 wrote:I guess I'll bump the topic....again. Any it seems like there will be FL9s on the Empire Corridor this summer alongside P32s...can they MU and/or mode change together....does anyone know?


This keeps getting denied or said "not happening" by MN employees, however I would think Amtrak would need to convince them that it would need to be done if not enough cab cars are available!
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Re: P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:55 pm

Believe some of the P42's were rigged to remote the changeover function on the P32's,Figure on the shop at Albany to do that with the leased FL-9's.
It's reported that the FL-9's were "barefooted" when stored,unknown if the shop can restore the 3rd rail Shoe beams, mounts and the missing wiring.
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Re: P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:42 am

Most of car body cables were cut, all shoe beams, fuse boxes long gone.
again with push pull and engines at each end there is no way passengers can be evacuated from train on tracks 3 and 4.
even with FL-9 the nose door would only be for Engineer, not passengers.
also the FL-9 has never been used with P32acdms for example the engine start stop circuit is totally different.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Genesis Discussion (Empire Service)

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