• Amtrak ALC-42 Procurement (Long-Distance LD Charger Variant)

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Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by USRailFan
 
MattW wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:03 pm So are they skipping Phase VI or is it just going to be the one anniversary locomotive?
How much extra rolling stock, or returns to service of old rolling stock, or other service improvements, could've been made for all the dollars wasted on these constand rebrandings and then returning to the old?
  by eolesen
 
USRailFan wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:17 am
MattW wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:03 pm So are they skipping Phase VI or is it just going to be the one anniversary locomotive?
How much extra rolling stock, or returns to service of old rolling stock, or other service improvements, could've been made for all the dollars wasted on these constand rebrandings and then returning to the old?
The cost of paint is really negligible, especially if it's on a new unit that will need to go to the paint shop regardless.
  by SRich
 
First ALC 42 has departed for the Northeast Corridor, there are a few youtube movies showing the ALC-42 being pulled by California Zephyr.


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