MBTA's MPI HSP-46 Locomotives

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Postby AEM7AC920 » Sun May 11, 2008 10:55 am

type 7 3704 wrote:My attempt, kinda based off the lightning stripe scheme and I designed it so it would match the stripes on the current commuter rail cars:
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Yes that is very nice! If we got these locos I would submit that to the T for paint spec!
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Postby acela 2036 » Tue May 13, 2008 8:33 am

diburning wrote:Maybe GE has some of those Genesis locos in storage somewhere...

Imagine that, seeing p42's in MBTA scheme
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Postby mbta1051dan » Tue May 13, 2008 8:48 pm

not happening...

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Postby maxman927 » Tue May 13, 2008 8:57 pm

mbta1051dan wrote:not happening...

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new engines at all or this kind?

what if they got F59s like the ones that amtrak uses in california?
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Postby mbta1051dan » Wed May 14, 2008 4:39 pm

P42s not happening. Amtrak has no engines out there for us to use, nor is the P42 still in production. If anything GE happens, it would have to be a GEVO-powered Genesis, unless something new happens.

Back in the earlier combined new equipment discussion, our moderator got rather upset that people kept mentioning F59s. They have been out of production for 10 years.

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Postby mxdata » Wed May 14, 2008 5:50 pm

Yes, this discussion gets to be like an old time record player endlessly replaying part of a scratched record.

If locomotives that aren't being built any more are now going to magically reappear, then could we please have some ALCO PA's?
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Postby MBTA3247 » Wed May 14, 2008 9:30 pm

mxdata wrote:If locomotives that aren't being built any more are now going to magically reappear, then could we please have some ALCO PA's?

Let's not, the current locos are unreliable enough as it is. :P :wink:
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Postby diburning » Wed May 14, 2008 9:58 pm

acela 2036 wrote:
diburning wrote:Maybe GE has some of those Genesis locos in storage somewhere...

Imagine that, seeing p42's in MBTA scheme


Just imagine this in purple. The coaches have the same color design as MBTA's coaches. The P32s look similar enough to the p42s

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Postby RailBus63 » Thu May 15, 2008 11:28 am

mbta1051dan wrote:P42s not happening. Amtrak has no engines out there for us to use, nor is the P42 still in production. If anything GE happens, it would have to be a GEVO-powered Genesis, unless something new happens.


I believe GE is willing to build a GEVO version of the Genesis if demand warrants.
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Postby mxdata » Thu May 15, 2008 2:18 pm

For anybody to offer anything it has to comply full with the MBTA's request for proposals (RFP). This isn't a case where a company walks in the door and says "this is what we have". In order to even be considered it has to meet the requirements of the specific MBTA RFP for this procurement.
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Postby Veristek » Thu May 15, 2008 3:58 pm

mxdata wrote:For anybody to offer anything it has to comply full with the MBTA's request for proposals (RFP). This isn't a case where a company walks in the door and says "this is what we have". In order to even be considered it has to meet the requirements of the specific MBTA RFP for this procurement.


What is the MBTA's RFP criteria? Signalling? Clearance? Emissions? etc.
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Postby mxdata » Thu May 15, 2008 6:26 pm

All of the above plus thousands of additional items, all wrapped up into an enormous specification.
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Postby concordgirl » Fri May 23, 2008 7:25 pm

THAT would be an abomination!!!! Yuck. That's all you can really say about it imho.

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Postby mbta1051dan » Fri May 23, 2008 9:23 pm

concordgirl wrote:THAT would be an abomination!!!! Yuck. That's all you can really say about it imho.

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Hey! He probably worked really hard on it! Anyway, I have seen lots of experimental paint schemes, wonder if anyone will actually make one in the current rebuild lightning scheme!

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Postby travelsoccerkid1 » Sat May 24, 2008 7:40 am

I noticed some of the mock-ups said MBTX and others said MBTA. What's the difference? I think all of the real MBTA engines I've been in say MBTX.
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