ant6n wrote:Does anybody have any data regarding the noise of these trains?
ALP-45DP in diesel mode
vs ALP-45DP in electric mode
The Westmount Sub goes along some pretty populated areas, and some of the people there (esp. Westmount, Montreal-Ouest) are lobbying against increases in the number of departures because of noise. Would the new trains help significantly? Or is it better to just electrify and run the bimodal trains in electric mode?
The ALP-45DP in diesel mode is significantly quieter than any other diesel locomotive the AMT operates. Even at full throttle, I'd say that it's not much louder than an F59PHI running at idle with its HEP running.
In electric mode, I heard just sounds like an ALP-46. It's probably comparable to the MR-90.