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PL42AC thread

Post by FL9AC » Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:57 pm

Hey all, I was driving through Hornell today and spotted one of the first few PL42AC shells under wraps sitting outside at the Alstom facility. I can't wait to see the engines finished :wink:
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Post by nick11a » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:15 pm

Looks like the shape of the diesel's shell matches the preliminary sketches. Thanks FL9AC!
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Post by FL9AC » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:42 pm

No problem. I'm glad I had my camerabag with me today. I just wish the weather was a little better, and the sky was a little brighter.

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Post by ABCD » Sat Mar 27, 2004 6:47 pm

Yep, That shell just came in Friday, I am not sure of the shell # or what, but it looked as though it was already wired.

I will let you all know more particulars on it next week.


No pictures of all the Metro North cabs on the shipping lead??

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nah, I took tons of pictures of the cars too...

Post by FL9AC » Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:19 pm

oh, I'm a HUGE Metro-North fan...I took lots of pics of them too :wink: .

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Post by transit383 » Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:57 pm

Now if we could only unwrap that PL42 shell and see what's underneath.....

Those side number boards on the MTA C5 cabs give something to look at. Those cars sure are bland.
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Post by nick11a » Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:24 pm

Ah good. MTA cabs are on their way.
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New pics of the P42AC locomotives, and also a few others...

Post by FL9AC » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:58 pm

Hey all, I just wanted to update the NJT P42AC photos and some other Alstom equipment. This locomotive is going to be amazing once it's finished! three shells are currently at the facility...only two unwrapped, but that's enough work for a while. :wink:

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Post by nick11a » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:03 pm

Wow. Very interesting.

Just curious. How did you get these photos? Do you work for Alstom too?
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more miscellaneous pictures at the Alstom facility

Post by FL9AC » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:05 pm

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forgot this picture in the last post, but these are the cabs to the PL42AC's after being removed.
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photo taken from the PL42AC cab looking into the engine compartment. Now THAT'S a turbo :D
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Post by FL9AC » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:08 pm

No I don't work for Alstom, but I can't really say how I got the pictures.
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Post by FL9AC » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:17 pm

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Post by Jtgshu » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:43 pm

Wow, great pics!!!

Impressive - that loco is pretty damn big! A nice big erector set!
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Post by nick11a » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:45 pm

Wow! That is great!!!! If I ended up there, my first thought would be I had died and gone to heaven! Thanks FL9AC! The cars are just so shiny! It's so beautiful. So beautiful....
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Post by transit383 » Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:16 pm

Wow, I guess we were mistaken when we guessed that all the NJT C5 cabs had been delivered. That pic of 6074 proves us wrong.

Nice pics! Thanks for sharing!
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