I believe only NJTransit bought this locomotive? I’m wondering why no other company bought PL42s. We’re they bad problem engines? Are they still in service?
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DutchRailnut wrote:still in service , but poorly thought out most other commuter agencies have no use for them , as they are to high and do not have dual mode capability.Dutch, were they ever rebuilt? Can they be rebuilt or are there no parts because there is so few of these PL-42s.
DutchRailnut wrote: ↑Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:24 pm its EMD in a Alstom body .With assembly in Hornell. Much like the Super Steel DE30/DM30 - EMD in a custom, one time designed car shell assembled by another builder.
Fan Railer wrote: ↑Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:50 pm NJT has a habit of customizing everything they buy to the point where it makes no sense for any other agency to use the same equipment.Other than the GP40s and F40s, though. The Multilevels are now a standard design, with EXO/AMT and SEPTA (built by CRRC) with the same design. Comets were a standard built for multiple agencies between 1970 and 2001.
The ALP-45A locomotives will replace some of the older PL-42AC series diesel locomotives in NJ TRANSIT’s fleet. The locomotives also feature upgraded diesel engines and an after-treatment system to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier IV emissions requirements, further reducing the locomotive’s emissions when operating in diesel mode. By contrast, even if overhauled, the PL-42’s EMD 710 diesel engine cannot be upgraded to Tier IV.Presumably, the GP's engines can either by upgraded or replaced to be tier 4 compliant, the PL42's can't.