by Matt Johnson
frequentflyer wrote: ↑Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:42 am Some of us remember when the Genesis replaced the F40. Oh the wailing from engineers and railfans, "the units load slow", "the Genesis ride horrible", "Genesis are ugly, and "GE will never outlast an EMD". Almost 30 years later of Genesis pulling millions of passengers with outstanding reliability considering the abuse the Genesis endure, we are making the same arguments against Siemens.I think a big issue is similar to that of the auto industry, where the increase in computers/electronics and overall complexity is going to require appropriate maintenance and likely limit service life relative to the machinery of old. Nobody is going to make an E8/E9 just as nobody is going to produce a '57 Chevy today.
The Genesis had teething problems too.