lordsigma12345 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:57 pm A little more info has been on how these new trainsets will work. As stated earlier they will have a Charger locomotive on one end with a cab coach on the other end with the cab section of the cab coach based off the Charger cab. There will be four types of the ICTs. The diesel variant which will be able to operate with an SC-44 locomotive will be used on the Cascades. The other variants will use the new dual mode Charger (ALC-42E) which can be powered by its on board diesel engine or via electricity provided by a trailing business class/power car known as an auxiliary propulsion vehicle (APV). Two versions that will operate on the NEC will utilize a catenary auxiliary propulsion vehicle which will contain the pantograph, and transformer cabinets. Power will be relayed to the traction motors on the Charger locomotive as well as a powered truck on the APV which will together provide the required acceleration for operating on the NEC mainline. One variant will have 8 passenger coaches and will operate the Northeast Regional services including those which head into Connecticut and Virginia. The other will have 6 coaches and will operate the Pennsylvanian, Keystones, Vermonter, Carolinian, Downeaster, and Palmetto. The final variant will have an APV containing batteries which will provide power to the Charger when operating near Penn Station and will be used on the Empire Service, Adirondack, Maple Leaf, and Ethan Allen Express.Interesting the Downeaster would have an APV car when it would be unlikely to use it anywhere along its route. You would think the battery version would be better than the electric version.