Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by DutchRailnut
 
at about 2.12 mark.
  by Ridgefielder
 
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.
  by Backshophoss
 
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 car
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
is online.
  by Traingeek3629
 
I suspect in 5 or so years MN will either cave in and order the M-9s or get some sort of new equipment.
  by Zuccaraillo
 
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 car
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
is online.
Very 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.
  by DutchRailnut
 
The DE/DM handles bi-levels now 6 per engine.
The Genesis has a 1 mw HEP inverter which is currently max capacity of the HEP systems in USA and good for about 12 cars including superliners.
  by ConstanceR46
 
I think that a new car purchase for the LIRR would come along with or after new engines, as the coaches last longer than the engines.
  by DutchRailnut
 
ok mn , not lirr. were getting of beaten path.
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