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geico wrote:Why do I see this biting MNRR in the butt in a few years....My understanding is that, for capacity reasons, MNRR wants to go to bi-levels. My understanding is also that, because of the clearances in the Park Ave Tunnel, bi-level MU's aren't going to work. There wouldn't be enough room underfloor or on the roof for the mechanicals. Next-gen MNRR equipment is likely to be loco-hauled coaches. Meaning MNRR is going to be in the market for electric motors at some point.
Backshophoss wrote:Most likely MN is thinking of the NJT MLV-II design as the next loco hauled Coach/Cab Car,to be shared with LIRR as their C-5 coach/cab carVery likely; their success with NJT has led to MARC and AMT(exi) to buying them. I am unsure if the existing P32 and DE30/DM30 locos will be able to handle the HEP load required by the Bombardier MLs.
and with ConnDOT as the next gen Shoreliner design.
Since MN opted out of the M-9,Figure on the MN/ConnDOT M-10 design and the M-11 design next up after the loco hauled coach replacement