sparkyhero wrote:Allright. Question: besides the Deux-Montagnes train, does every line have it's own model of train and locomotives?Since the Deux-Montagnes line is the only electric train line in the AMT commuter train network and the four other lines (Vaudreuil/Hudson, Mont-St-Hilaire, Candiac and Blaiville/Saint-Jérôme) are diesel lines, those four other lines can switch locomotives and train cars.
When the Deux-Montagnes train line was rebuilt in 1995, the STCUM (Société de Transport de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal) bought the MR-90 EMU's train cars that are still being used today, and no electric locomotives were bought. Now the Deux-Montagnes line is victim of its own success since it's the busiest train line and the trains are overcrowded. Since 2009, the AMT has received the new multi-level cars and deployed them on the four diesel lines, but for the Deux-Montagnes line, the AMT needs the ALP-45DP locomotives in order to deploy the multi-level cars on this line. But CN is forbidding the use of the ALP-45DP on its tracks and the AMT can't do anything else than waiting CN's authorization...
One of the advantages of the ALP-45DP locomotives is that they can be used on both diesel and electric train lines and the AMT will be now able to switch cars and locomotives between all of its train lines.