Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by ConstanceR46
A lot of electric vehicles have an advantage in torque. If the discussion about it being an EMD Joule platform is correct, they could squeeze quite a bit of traction out of it.
  by scopelliti
Keep in mind all diesel electric locomotives have electric motors. So, should be no torque difference.
  by NaugyRR
Not a torque difference, but the speed at which it is available. With straight electric the power is there, while a diesel has to load first.
  by ConstanceR46
I'd like to say that's what i meant, but I 100% forgot about the electric part of diesel electric.

Perhaps they're looking at getting 2? I thought the number 3 was being thrown around, although it may be yet another rumor. Would make sense, then - 2 on duty, 1 on backup.
  by west point
What is weight of loco? Factor of adhesion? Even a heavy freight loco can only apply so much HP and tractive effort (tonnage pulling power ) at slower speeds without slipping, Not enough info to make an informed conclusion!