Dedicated Passenger Track in the Windsor - Quebec Corridor

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  1. Jul 4, 2018 #1

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    https://www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail/governance-and-reports/dedicated-tracks

     
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    Finally! Glad to see VIA might actually be taking interest in OTP and reduced emissions.
     
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    Read their RFP outline, and this stood out to me... " More fuel-efficient, Tier 4 Diesel engines, with the option to operate on electrified rail infrastructure as it becomes available."

    Sound like any equipment you know? [​IMG]
     
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    P32AC-DMs? ALP45-DPs? I'm blanking.
     
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    Neither of those two are Tier-4 AFAIK. Indeed NJT bent the rules to the limit to get under the bar for Tier-3 for the ALP45-DPs. There is an effort afoot to upgrade the 45's to Tier 4 since NJT wants to order some additional number of units, and they cannot sneak by on Tier-3 anymore.

    I don;t think P32s even meet Tier-3.

    Railner may be alluding to a development based on the SC-44/ACS-64
     
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    So does a dual mode Charger seem likely anytime soon?
     
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    NYSDOT has allegedly working with Siemens for such a beast to replace all the P32AC-DMs (Amtrak and MNRR) and the LIRR DE/DMs. But for obvious reasons this particular project is focused on third rail electrification only.

    OHE is a different matter since it drags in a large heavy transformer and one or two heavy pantographs with it. Beyond that the rest is pretty much the same.
     

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