Discussion in 'VIA Rail Canada Discussion' started by jis, Jul 4, 2018.
Finally! Glad to see VIA might actually be taking interest in OTP and reduced emissions.
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?
P32AC-DMs? ALP45-DPs? I'm blanking.
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
So does a dual mode Charger seem likely anytime soon?
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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