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Re: NJT Current Roster

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 pm

amtrakhogger wrote:I can see them picking up more ALP-45's (if they are still able to be produced.)


They very much are, because Bombardier did submit them for the RFI for the combo LIRR + MNRR + Amtrak/NYSDOT dual-mode procurement and are likely to re-submit whenever it goes to RFP. Not sure they've got much chance to win it with Siemens making such ferocious inroads (they also responded to that RFI with a dual-mode Charger), but BBD's certainly going to give it the college try.


Alternately, I would think if NJT wants to save a little money and bulk this time around BBD can certainly offer them an ALP-45D straight diesel if they wanted. They've sold plenty of TRAXX diesels in Euro-land since the first fossil-fuel member of that modular product family debuted 10 years ago...both single-engine versions with conventional prime movers (MTU Series 4000) and multi-engine gensets like the ones in the 45DP. Being able to serve that up in ALP packaging is pretty much a given. The only mystery is why they haven't gotten a sniff of domestic interest yet for a diesel ALP given the family's rep for modularity. An ALP diesel would be way more of a proven known-known for a first domestic order than those morbidly obese MP54AC genset unicorns GO Transit is ordering, or the lemony-craptacular MPI HSP-46's the MBTA has to carry on its back for the next 20 years as sunk cost.
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Re: NJT Current Roster

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:41 pm

F-line to Dudley via Park wrote: 4 of the ex-PC GP40PH-2B's were also converted and renumbered as GP40-2's 4300-4303.
The 4300s are not conversion from passenger units, they were -2 spec rebuild of standard PC/NYC GP40s for work service by Juniata Shop.
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