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Post by hsr_fan » Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:26 pm

I personally think the PL42AC is decent looking. Like the GE Genesis diesels, it looks like a modern passenger locomotive. But, also like the Genesis diesels, it looks a bit too angular. I do prefer the rounded curves of yesterday's streamlined diesels to the sharp edge, angular look of today's locomotives.

Now, the Acela Express - there's a great looking train! I think the Acela looks as good as any train of yesteryear did.

7 Train

Post by 7 Train » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:37 pm

I really like the Acela HHP-8. It is basically a mini version of the Acela Express.

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Post by nick11a » Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:07 pm

Any updates yet on the PL42AC's? Just curious. The first one should be well into testing by now and almost done I should think.
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ABCD

Post by ABCD » Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:33 pm

Yes the first one from Hornell is in test right now, and the testing is progressing with initial engine start up coming this coming week.

I tell you these units are massive, and complicated.

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Post by BigDell » Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:48 pm

I tell you these units are massive, and complicated.
May they go the way of the E60....
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Post by nick11a » Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:23 am

ABCD wrote:Yes the first one from Hornell is in test right now, and the testing is progressing with initial engine start up coming this coming week.

I tell you these units are massive, and complicated.
Thanks as usual ABCD. Keep us updated. Do you still think they'll be able to get them all done on time? It's gonna be close (and I'm really anxious to get a chance to see them fully assembled and painted either in picture or person!)
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Post by thebigc » Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:13 am

BigDell wrote:
I tell you these units are massive, and complicated.
May they go the way of the E60....
BigDell

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Great. Another annuity for the mechanical dept.

Mr Met

Post by Mr Met » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:11 am

will these be painted like the alp-46's

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Post by nick11a » Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:15 am

Mr Met wrote:will these be painted like the alp-46's
According to the preliminary art, yes.

http://www.ble272.org/PL42ACartist'sConcept.jpg
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njt4172

Post by njt4172 » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:03 am

Is it entirely possible that these units will be pulling Comet I's if they are delivered on time?? Does anyone know when the first operational unit will be arriving MMC???

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Post by nick11a » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:13 am

njt4172 wrote:Is it entirely possible that these units will be pulling Comet I's if they are delivered on time?? Does anyone know when the first operational unit will be arriving MMC???

Thanks,
Steve
Which brings up another question. Are these units able to work with Comet Is? I recall reading in here that the ALPs weren't designed to work with the Comet Is and that is why you don't see the ALPs pulling them. So, will these units be able to work with the Comet Is?
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Post by njt4172 » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:27 am

nick11a wrote:
njt4172 wrote:Is it entirely possible that these units will be pulling Comet I's if they are delivered on time?? Does anyone know when the first operational unit will be arriving MMC???

Thanks,
Steve
Which brings up another question. Are these units able to work with Comet Is? I recall reading in here that the ALPs weren't designed to work with the Comet Is and that is why you don't see the ALPs pulling them. So, will these units be able to work with the Comet Is?
Nick,

The aLP-44's can operate with Comet I's, but I am not sure abotu the ALP-46's...BigC or sirsonic should know for sure1!!

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Post by nick11a » Sun Jul 18, 2004 11:29 am

njt4172 wrote:
nick11a wrote:
njt4172 wrote:Is it entirely possible that these units will be pulling Comet I's if they are delivered on time?? Does anyone know when the first operational unit will be arriving MMC???

Thanks,
Steve
Which brings up another question. Are these units able to work with Comet Is? I recall reading in here that the ALPs weren't designed to work with the Comet Is and that is why you don't see the ALPs pulling them. So, will these units be able to work with the Comet Is?
Nick,

The aLP-44's can operate with Comet I's, but I am not sure abotu the ALP-46's...BigC or sirsonic should know for sure1!!
That's what I thought but I remember someone saying here they try not to do that b/c it wasn't designed for that. I do believe that I have seen picture of the ALP44s being used with the C1s somewher. Hmm.....
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ABCD

Post by ABCD » Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:13 pm

Thanks as usual ABCD. Keep us updated. Do you still think they'll be able to get them all done on time? It's gonna be close (and I'm really anxious to get a chance to see them fully assembled and painted either in picture or person!)
From what I have seen and heard Nick, Yes we will get them all done in time. Like I said earlier the first one (out of Hornell) will be track testing by the end of next week.

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Post by nick11a » Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:19 pm

ABCD wrote:
Thanks as usual ABCD. Keep us updated. Do you still think they'll be able to get them all done on time? It's gonna be close (and I'm really anxious to get a chance to see them fully assembled and painted either in picture or person!)
From what I have seen and heard Nick, Yes we will get them all done in time. Like I said earlier the first one (out of Hornell) will be track testing by the end of next week.
Good to hear. I hope some pictures surface from the testing.
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