CtDOT Fleet Plans - Coaches

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Re: CtDOT Fleet Plans - Coaches

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:23 pm

CDOT will use its own shoreliners for Springfield line and maybe still on SLE when CDOT/MN pool gets MLV's.
CDOT owns about 49 of them all in great shape as all end door cars were total strip down overhaul by Bombardier in upstate NY.
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Re: CtDOT Fleet Plans - Coaches

Post by Engineer Spike » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:23 pm

Wasn't the overhaul quite a while ago? I remember having a couple running on the end of a train that I brought to Selkirk once. I don't know whether Barre, VT plant was open still, so we got them via VTR, or the Plattsburgh plant. I still wonder why we didn't take them directly to Croton Harmon. Maybe they went over the B&A, and on to New Haven.

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Re: CtDOT Fleet Plans - Coaches

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:32 pm

the rebuilds were about 9 years ago at Bombardier plant near Bath New york.
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Post by XBNSFer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:22 am

David Benton wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:35 pm
The case for electrification may change quite rapidly in the next few years, as high carbon pricing becomes more necessary.
"High carbon pricing" is not, and never will become, "necessary." Whether politicians shove it down our throats may be another matter.
GE, not EMD, makes the best locomotives now; has for over 20 years. Get over it.

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Re: CtDOT Fleet Plans - Coaches

Post by XBNSFer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 pm

dha10001 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Backshophoss wrote:And I think Penn Station Access will very likely be realized. As far as I know the project already has $600+ in approved funding and broad political support from NY and CT pols.
Heh, $600 won't get you an opening line on a "study," much less anything else. ;)
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Re: Siemens Single Level Cars for CA/IL fka Nippon Sharyo Or

Post by David Benton » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:11 pm

XBNSFer wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:22 am
David Benton wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:35 pm
The case for electrification may change quite rapidly in the next few years, as high carbon pricing becomes more necessary.
"High carbon pricing" is not, and never will become, "necessary." Whether politicians shove it down our throats may be another matter.
Fair point, though, I disagree on the never been necessary. ( in my opinion it was necessary 10 years ago).

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The case for electrification may change quite rapidly in the next few years, as high carbon pricing becomes politically likely.
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