• 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.


  by robelybasis
 
Does anyone know the schedule for 301 or where its heading in the Amtrak system. I saw that it left Florin this morning and didn't know where it was heading.
  by Fan Railer
 
robelybasis wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:50 pm Does anyone know the schedule for 301 or where its heading in the Amtrak system. I saw that it left Florin this morning and didn't know where it was heading.
It's on 6 (17). It's scheduled to be put onto 30 (20) and arrive in WAS on the 21st.
  by njtmnrrbuff
 
First, the title should mention the ALC-42 units will be for powering the long distance trains. The fact that long distance is missing will confuse people right there.
  by MEC407
 
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  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Following Mr. Maine Central's immediate report, Business Insider has its reputation as clickbait.

From Wiki:
Business Insider publishes original reporting and aggregates material from other outlets. As of 2011, it maintained a liberal policy on the use of anonymous sources. It has also published native advertising and granted sponsors editorial control of its content. On a few occasions, Business Insider has published stories that were factually incorrect. It has been criticized for using clickbait to attract viewership.
This sounds like a "weblication" with which the participants of Mr. MEC's several Forums around here have familiarity - with all kinds of holes in its credibility.
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