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Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:32 pm

ABCD track testing where ?? Pueblo. unless they get approved it won't get outside the gate unless its towed to Pueblo.
no acces to general railway system of USA unless it gets approved as locomotive first at test track in pueblo.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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ABCD

Post by ABCD » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:52 pm

ABCD track testing where ?? Pueblo. unless they get approved it won't get outside the gate unless its towed to Pueblo.
no acces to general railway system of USA unless it gets approved as locomotive first at test track in pueblo.
Dutch, What I meant was Alstom has it's own mini test track.

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Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:33 pm

Ok even with 2 locomotives almost done but not approved, it leaves Alstom only 24 weeks to built and complete and deliver 33 locomotives.
I see huge claim and penalty coming from NJT plus the requirement for Alstom to make the units comply with next step of EPA rules at Alstom's cost, after which the units won't comply with contractual horsepower ratings. I can see this getting ugly.
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Post by nick11a » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:34 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:Ok even with 2 locomotives almost done but not approved, it leaves Alstom only 24 weeks to built and complete and deliver 33 locomotives.
I see huge claim and penalty coming from NJT plus the requirement for Alstom to make the units comply with next step of EPA rules at Alstom's cost, after which the units won't comply with contractual horsepower ratings. I can see this getting ugly.
It's certainly possible. We'll just have to wait and see which way the wind blows....
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Irish Chieftain

Post by Irish Chieftain » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:53 pm

Movin' us forward...

jspsh

Post by jspsh » Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:10 pm

The PL42AC kind of resembles a diesel version of the ALP-46

At least this picture makes it seem so
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Post by nick11a » Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:14 pm

Yep, that's the artist's rendition from TR's site. Yeah, it resembles the ALP46. I like the design, TR hates it. We'll just have to wait and see them in action to wait for final judgement.
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dave76

Post by dave76 » Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:32 pm

Does anyone know what kind of trucks these units will come with? Bloomberg?

Mr Met

Post by Mr Met » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:29 am

any new pictures of the test train




also will metro north be getting any PL42AC's for WOH service

njt4172

Post by njt4172 » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:50 am

Mr. Met,

Metro-North is NOT getting any of the EMD varieties for the East of Hudson service....I believe they have on order another 10-12 GE genesis P32 units to replace the remaining F unit fleet. If they get any more engines for the Port Jervis line they will probably be F40's...

Steve

Mr Met

Post by Mr Met » Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:14 am

Thanks

Mr Met

Post by Mr Met » Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:29 am

any new news or pictures

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Post by nick11a » Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:16 am

Mr Met wrote:any new news or pictures
As far as I know not yet. But as soon as something does surface, you'll see it reported in here by somebody.
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ABCD

Post by ABCD » Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:41 am

Nothing for pictures yet, the first one left Hornell last week and is on the way to Colorado. Maybe someone along it's route will capture it. The 2nd one out of Hornell is due to leave next week for Chicago for testing.

That's about all I know right now.

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Post by sullivan1985 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:06 am

njt4172 wrote:Mr. Met,

Metro-North is NOT getting any of the EMD varieties for the East of Hudson service....I believe they have on order another 10-12 GE genesis P32 units to replace the remaining F unit fleet. If they get any more engines for the Port Jervis line they will probably be F40's...

Steve
A few new F40's wouldn't bother me at all... For some reason, i really like F40s. Especially the MTA 4191-4194 with the Red/White/Silver paint jobs. They are just very appealing to the eye.

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