PL42s. Success or failure?

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pateljones
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PL42s. Success or failure?

Post by pateljones » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 am

I believe only NJTransit bought this locomotive? I’m wondering why no other company bought PL42s. We’re they bad problem engines? Are they still in service?

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Re: PL42s. Success or failure?

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:13 pm

still in service , but poorly thought out most other commuter agencies have no use for them , as they are to high and do not have dual mode capability.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: PL42s. Success or failure?

Post by pateljones » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:18 am

DutchRailnut wrote:still in service , but poorly thought out most other commuter agencies have no use for them , as they are to high and do not have dual mode capability.
Dutch, were they ever rebuilt? Can they be rebuilt or are there no parts because there is so few of these PL-42s.

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Re: PL42s. Success or failure?

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:24 pm

its EMD in a Alstom body .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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