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  by DutchRailnut
 
ABCD track testing where ?? Pueblo. unless they get approved it won't get outside the gate unless its towed to Pueblo.
no acces to general railway system of USA unless it gets approved as locomotive first at test track in pueblo.

  by ABCD
 
ABCD track testing where ?? Pueblo. unless they get approved it won't get outside the gate unless its towed to Pueblo.
no acces to general railway system of USA unless it gets approved as locomotive first at test track in pueblo.
Dutch, What I meant was Alstom has it's own mini test track.

  by DutchRailnut
 
Ok even with 2 locomotives almost done but not approved, it leaves Alstom only 24 weeks to built and complete and deliver 33 locomotives.
I see huge claim and penalty coming from NJT plus the requirement for Alstom to make the units comply with next step of EPA rules at Alstom's cost, after which the units won't comply with contractual horsepower ratings. I can see this getting ugly.

  by nick11a
 
DutchRailnut wrote:Ok even with 2 locomotives almost done but not approved, it leaves Alstom only 24 weeks to built and complete and deliver 33 locomotives.
I see huge claim and penalty coming from NJT plus the requirement for Alstom to make the units comply with next step of EPA rules at Alstom's cost, after which the units won't comply with contractual horsepower ratings. I can see this getting ugly.
It's certainly possible. We'll just have to wait and see which way the wind blows....

  by Irish Chieftain
 
Movin' us forward...

  by jspsh
 
The PL42AC kind of resembles a diesel version of the ALP-46

At least this picture makes it seem so
Image

  by nick11a
 
Yep, that's the artist's rendition from TR's site. Yeah, it resembles the ALP46. I like the design, TR hates it. We'll just have to wait and see them in action to wait for final judgement.

  by dave76
 
Does anyone know what kind of trucks these units will come with? Bloomberg?

  by Mr Met
 
any new pictures of the test train




also will metro north be getting any PL42AC's for WOH service

  by njt4172
 
Mr. Met,

Metro-North is NOT getting any of the EMD varieties for the East of Hudson service....I believe they have on order another 10-12 GE genesis P32 units to replace the remaining F unit fleet. If they get any more engines for the Port Jervis line they will probably be F40's...

Steve

  by Mr Met
 
Thanks

  by Mr Met
 
any new news or pictures

  by nick11a
 
Mr Met wrote:any new news or pictures
As far as I know not yet. But as soon as something does surface, you'll see it reported in here by somebody.

  by ABCD
 
Nothing for pictures yet, the first one left Hornell last week and is on the way to Colorado. Maybe someone along it's route will capture it. The 2nd one out of Hornell is due to leave next week for Chicago for testing.

That's about all I know right now.

  by sullivan1985
 
njt4172 wrote:Mr. Met,

Metro-North is NOT getting any of the EMD varieties for the East of Hudson service....I believe they have on order another 10-12 GE genesis P32 units to replace the remaining F unit fleet. If they get any more engines for the Port Jervis line they will probably be F40's...

Steve
A few new F40's wouldn't bother me at all... For some reason, i really like F40s. Especially the MTA 4191-4194 with the Red/White/Silver paint jobs. They are just very appealing to the eye.
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