by 8th Notch
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Backshophoss wrote: ↑Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:19 pm As stock units,they had many road failures due to weather high temps,extreme cold,etc.The problem is, it's been a mild winter and it hasn't gotten to high-heat summer yet. I'm not surprised that they're doing a wait-and-see first on the new plumbing.
Alstrom should be crowing to the hills if they were successful
Otherwise END of story!
Backshophoss wrote: ↑Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:31 pm If the rebuild was successful,why is alstrom SO silent on the results They should be crowing to Amtrak and MBTA that they have the "fix"Alstom has NOTHING to do with the upgrades to the HHP-8s. Its being done by a 3rd party, its working pretty well. if it wasnt working so well they wouldnt be doing more units and buying parts from somebody i know that just happens to have parts they need. just because amtrak, alstom and bombarider are not involved doesnt mean that progress is not being made. Engineers i have spoken to who operate the 4910 say it works just fine and they have no issues with it. More real world experience for you vs some internet speculations by people who have no clue about whats going on behind the 4 walls at martins airport.
this is still an R&D project to them.
Siemens is playing this same game with LIRR 518 an other "quiet R&D" project,
that means 0 results to crow about. period.
Amtrak's Hippo's are off limits due to the missing parts lawsuit from the lessor