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#861 Thirdrail7

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:21 PM

 

A picture finally appeared on Facebook today. There is a blue Amtrak logo on the sides with the words Amtrak Midwest beside it in blue on the gray background. On the front where the background is blue, the same logo and lettering is present in white. It is nothing flashy, but I personally believe it looks very good. Since it appears the locomotives are going to be painted in general Midwest lettering, will they be rotated through Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri regardless of the owner?

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Soooo, are you going to post it here for those that have don't access or include the link for those that do have access?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:21 PM

 A picture finally appeared on Facebook today. There is a blue Amtrak logo on the sides with the words Amtrak Midwest beside it in blue on the gray background. On the front where the background is blue, the same logo and lettering is present in white. It is nothing flashy, but I personally believe it looks very good. Since it appears the locomotives are going to be painted in general Midwest lettering, will they be rotated through Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri regardless of the owner?

Sent from my SM-J327P using Amtrak Forum mobile app
 

 
 
Soooo, are you going to post it here for those that have don't access or include the link for those that do have access?
Sorry, I didn't know the rules for sharing someone else's photos from a private Facebook group. It appears another poster has shared on here.

Edited by brianpmcdonnell17, 13 August 2017 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:36 PM

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:27 PM

They came out of the factory equipped with inward and outward cameras. That isn't the hold up although it ultimately involves monitoring.

 

Thanks for the correction. I hope they get it worked out. Anything that involves Amtrak having more capacity (including motive power capacity) is something that I and most people on this forum are all for, so I get excited about these being in service and able to lead.

 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

The two loco trains brings up some speculation. 

1.  Checking ability of the Chargers to operate with the P-42s

2.  Charger HEP plays nice with rest of equipment.

3.  Then have Charger provide traction with P-42 idling.

4.  Have Charger lead.

5.  May be some number of miles for charger to break in ?



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Posted Today, 04:32 AM

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Looks much better then just the word Siemens written in big green letters. I think it looks good.
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Posted Today, 03:50 PM

Now if we could just have some "new" cars to go with the "new" locomotives.






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