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[Anyone know why they did that instead of just another Amfleet car, which i assume has more seating anyway?]My understanding is they grabbed a Keystone consist or two that was available.
SRich wrote:Maybe a dumb question, but when the ACS-64 is powering te train and HEP needs and the diesels of the 2 p42 are shutoff, does the ACS 64 also power the electronics and charge the batteries of the diesels?72VDC is trainlined throughout the consist, so yes.....but the P42's battery chargers run from the 480V trainline (as they would if they were hooked up to ground power, they don't know the difference), which would be live (from the ACS64) passing through them. In addition the ACS's air compressor would be charging the main air reservoirs for the diesels as well.
runningwithscalpels wrote:Sadly there really isn't much rare mileage one can do out of New York though really. Womp womp.I've got to call you out on this LOL, even though it's the original thread from 2013! 2017 WEST SHORE!
The half-fare NYP to PHL is a really good idea though.