Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:31 pm

When does it go west for testing at AAR test center at Pueblo Co?
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby SwingMan » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:32 pm

Crazy how it's been almost 20 years since the last new EMD passenger locomotive. Hopefully there will be many more years ahead thanks to this model.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby NH2060 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:16 pm

Here's a link to the photo on their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Metrolink/phot ... =3&theater

I tip my hat off to EMD that is one of the best looking engines ever built. Puts the Genesis and DE/DM30s to shame in the looks department :-P
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:49 pm

SwingMan wrote:Crazy how it's been almost 20 years since the last new EMD passenger locomotive. Hopefully there will be many more years ahead thanks to this model.


the LIRR being last EMD locomotives have not been a huge success, not only performance, but how EMD did follow up and customer support.
with progress rail (caterpillar and EMD) being against anything union I can't see much support for these units .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby NorthWest » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:31 pm

Looks nice, but those crash beams on the front pilot are pretty brutal...
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Bramdeisroberts » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:22 pm

NH2060 wrote:Here's a link to the photo on their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Metrolink/phot ... =3&theater

I tip my hat off to EMD that is one of the best looking engines ever built. Puts the Genesis and DE/DM30s to shame in the looks department :-P


It's a handsome unit, that looks a bit like an HSP46 with all the sharp edges sanded off. Let's hope that Cat prime mover holds up under american service conditions...
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby NH2060 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:02 pm

NorthWest wrote:Looks nice, but those crash beams on the front pilot are pretty brutal...

Considering how many grade crossing accidents Metrolink has had to contend with over the years (some of them with disastrous results) I say GOOD.
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby SwingMan » Mon May 09, 2016 8:17 pm

What's the good word on these things?
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Re: Metrolink To Purchase New EMD Locomotives

Postby Backshophoss » Mon May 09, 2016 10:44 pm

Most likely testing at AAR Pueblo facilty.
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