Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

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Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby NH2060 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:36 pm

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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby The EGE » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:06 pm

Metrolink's Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of EPA Tier 4 locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), which it says will reduce locomotive emissions by 86%.
The contract includes a base order of 10 locomotives, plus an option to purchase up to 10 additional locomotives. Metrolink has allocated $129.4 million for the purchase of the locomotives.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby dowlingm » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:50 pm

So this is EMD's lead order for the F125?
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:05 am

dowlingm wrote:So this is EMD's lead order for the F125?

Have you seen of any other news of any other agencies placing orders for these? I would think not.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby dowlingm » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:28 pm

Fan Railer wrote:
dowlingm wrote:So this is EMD's lead order for the F125?

Have you seen of any other news of any other agencies placing orders for these? I would think not.

Just confirming that it is in fact the F125. The releases don't confirm the type.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Fan Railer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:09 pm

dowlingm wrote:
Fan Railer wrote:
dowlingm wrote:So this is EMD's lead order for the F125?

Have you seen of any other news of any other agencies placing orders for these? I would think not.

Just confirming that it is in fact the F125. The releases don't confirm the type.

Most non-rail oriented sites aren't keen on the locomotive model number when reporting orders.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:59 pm

EMD has finally updated their site to reflect the purchase. The update also comes with new documentation on the locomotive itself:
http://www.emdiesels.com/emdweb/product ... v5RevE.pdf
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:30 pm

To be compliant,(Tier-4) EMD went with a CAT (C-175 series) engine design instead of the 710 prime mover,
not sure if the HEP is seperate or off the crankshaft(a la F-40ph). What will CARB require to make them happy??

CARB= Ca Air Resource Board,the biggest thorn to automakers and industries in Ca!! :(
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Fan Railer » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:25 pm

HEP is off the inverter. No separate engine involved.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:29 pm

Just like LIRR's DE/DM-30's. This should be fun.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby lensovet » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:39 am

Backshophoss wrote:To be compliant,(Tier-4) EMD went with a CAT (C-175 series) engine design instead of the 710 prime mover,
not sure if the HEP is seperate or off the crankshaft(a la F-40ph). What will CARB require to make them happy??

CARB= Ca Air Resource Board,the biggest thorn to automakers and industries in Ca!! :(

also the only organization letting us breathe something remotely reminiscent of clean air
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Tadman » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:00 am

Interesting that it's powered by a CAT diesel rather than 710.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby NH2060 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:03 pm

I sure hope the finished product gets rid of that ridiculous skirting lol. That being said the overall design doesn't look half bad. The revised rendering is much improved over the prior rendering.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby amtrakowitz » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:21 pm

Tadman wrote:Interesting that it's powered by a CAT diesel rather than 710.

No Tier 4-compliant 710s exist, do they? Do any two-stroke Tier 4 prime movers exist, for that matter?
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:53 pm

amtrakowitz wrote:
Tadman wrote:Interesting that it's powered by a CAT diesel rather than 710.

No Tier 4-compliant 710s exist, do they? Do any two-stroke Tier 4 prime movers exist, for that matter?

They're working on it. AFAIK they're also pretty close to achieving Tier 4 compliance with the 710.
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