New SEPTA Loco

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:28 pm

903 just passed by Bryn Mawr on the Paoli/Thorndale line
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Either someone lied, or SEPTA delayed the deploying of the Sprinters AGAIN.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:54 am

mcgrath618 wrote:Either someone lied, or SEPTA delayed the deploying of the Sprinters AGAIN.

The latter.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 am

As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby glennk419 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:47 am

mcgrath618 wrote:As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.


Is the brake issue one of compatibility with the Bombers or something else? With 70 +/- Sprinters delivered to Amtrak and running well in service, I have to believe that Siemens has the design down pretty well at this point.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby amtrakhogger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 am

glennk419 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.


Is the brake issue one of compatibility with the Bombers or something else? With 70 +/- Sprinters delivered to Amtrak and running well in service, I have to believe that Siemens has the design down pretty well at this point.


Did Septa spec a Wabco or NY Airbrake setup?
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:30 am

glennk419 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.


Is the brake issue one of compatibility with the Bombers or something else? With 70 +/- Sprinters delivered to Amtrak and running well in service, I have to believe that Siemens has the design down pretty well at this point.

I don't know for sure, but I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say that it's with the Bombers.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm

Siemens is most likely working on a software update for the brake computer.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:35 pm

601 had a full consist at Wayne Junction today.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:16 am

Was talking to a SEPTA conductor last night who says that during tests, one of the Sprinters tore down some catenary wire or something.
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