Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

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Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

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for info and pictures see : https://twitter.com/SiemensUSA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

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Dutch, who are the Chargers for?
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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

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several midwest states for Amtrak services plus MARC ordered a few.

http://www.siemens.com/press/en/pressre ... tm&content" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;[]=ICRL&content[]=MO

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/trac ... order.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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US,how its built siemens-charger diesel locomotives

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What is the SC-44?

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Jeff Smith wrote:Dutch, who are the Chargers for?
The Charger locomotives are Diesel-Electric locomotives that are based off a European model (probably Vectron) that the Following owners: MARC, Northern Lights Express (BNSF), Brightline (FEC), Caltrans (AMTK), Amtrak Midwest (AMTK), and Cascades (AMTK).

The horns are 3rd Generation K5LAs. The Prime mover is made by Cummins and have an LED Display board on the front but excluding for Brightline.

Instead, Brightline's Chargers are bulleted and designated the name SCB-40. It is still an SC-44. But one without a display board on the front.

Here are some Examples of SC-44s (SCB-40s)
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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

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from another forum : Siemens will ship from their Sacramento facility, the first 3 MARC Charger locomotives as well as the first SEPTA ACS64.
Union Pacific will pick up the locomotives sometime on Friday.
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Re: Siemens has started production on first Charger locomoti

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MARC testing their Chargers:
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Re: Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

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The article is behind a paywall, but the gist is in the first paragraph anyway: BizJournals.com
The Siemens Mobility train factory in Sacramento received a contract to build four of its new Charger locomotives for use on the Altamont Corridor Express commuter route, with an option for four additional train engines.
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Re: Siemens SC-44 Charger Locomotive

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Passed a bunch of Chargers In Chicago yard whilst riding the Moonlight Dome on a positioning move. Someone mentioned that the vents on the sides were getting clogged with ice, etc. (similar to the unrebuilt M-2's that MNRR had; they'd eat up snow below the car).

Anyone know anything?
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