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Old August 4th, 2015, 12:20 PM   #1021
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Old August 10th, 2015, 02:00 AM   #1024
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MTA seeks $58 million for new MARC engines

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Old August 11th, 2015, 04:56 AM   #1025
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Old August 11th, 2015, 05:19 AM   #1026
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Looks like MARC has decided to say screw Amtrak in having anything to do with electric locomotives.
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Looks like MARC has decided to say screw Amtrak in having anything to do with electric locomotives.
Nothing new here at all. There've been rumblings for years about MARC ditching electric power for an all diesel fleet.

On another note, NJT's electric fleet is still going strong lol:

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Old August 11th, 2015, 06:40 AM   #1028
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Fair enough though I'll just chalk that up to Maryland and they seeming contempt they have for transit
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The really sad thing is that SEPTA just announced an order for new ACS-64 Sprinters. It would have been easy to piggyback on that and get a good deal.
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Ya but SEPTA owns most of their electric trackage MARC does not
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The really sad thing is that SEPTA just announced an order for new ACS-64 Sprinters. It would have been easy to piggyback on that and get a good deal.
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Ya but SEPTA owns most of their electric trackage MARC does not
Precisely. MARC only has one electrified line, the Penn Line, which is basically commuter service on Amtrak owned Northeast Corridor trackage. MARC has complained that Amtrak charges exorbitant prices for electric power supply, and also, MARC doesn't want to maintain two separate fleets (diesel & electric). Under the current set up, Amtrak does most of the maintenance on the MARC fleet, but with the fleet pretty much falling apart (the toasters barely work, and the HHP-8s being the sole remaining members of their class), and Amtrak's reluctance to continue maintaining MARC's electric fleet coupled with MARC's reluctance to continue paying Amtrak's electricity fees, it makes more sense to convert to an all-diesel fleet of locomotives. Remember that if MARC were to purchase ACS-64s, they would have to do the maintenance on the electrics themselves; something that MARC doesn't want to do.

Now SEPTA is a completely different system. 100% of the track that Regional Rail runs on is electrified, and only a portion of that track is Amtrak owned. In addition, SEPTA wishes to expand push-pull operations, so it makes sense for them to order new electric locomotives to replace the aging AEM-7s and ALP-44 still in service now.
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I was unaware that the toasters were dying.

I DO know that the long-term plan for the Penn Line called for a "subway-like service" from DC to Baltimore, and I seem to recall that they were discussing electrification up to Camden Yards (and through to Mount Royal).
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I was unaware that the toasters were dying.

I DO know that the long-term plan for the Penn Line called for a "subway-like service" from DC to Baltimore, and I seem to recall that they were discussing electrification up to Camden Yards (and through to Mount Royal).
The MARC toasters have been a MESS for a while now (ever since their failed rebuild a number of years back). There's a reason MARC never runs the three remaining toasters separately. You'll always see MARC toasters run as pairs.
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One Dead, One Injured After Plane Crashes On LIRR Tracks

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Metro-North's New Haven Line Breaks Ridership Record

NEW HAVEN — With a 1.6 percent gain over 2013, Metro-North's New Haven line carried more riders in 2014 than in any year of its history, the railroad reported Monday.

Fairfield County riders going to Manhattan jobs are still the largest single piece of the customer base, but the growth is coming from Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., workers commuting to jobs in Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich, along with off-peak riders to New York City.
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Litchfield County municipal officials debate importance of rail travel

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Posted: 02/11/15, 5:38 PM EST | Updated: on 02/12/2015

Request for support of a study into passenger service between Waterbury and Torrington met with similar concern, with some skepticism.

While state Department of Transportation officials have said the line has insufficient ridership to upgrade, Richard Lynn said there has never been any supporting data. A study — of unknown cost — would provide the data and let the DOT and area officials know how to proceed.

“There are also maintenance issues [regarding the line] ... but it also has significant potential to enhace our transporation infrastructure,” Lynn said.

The old commuter station in Torrington has been torn down, and Timothy Waldron, assistant to Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone, said the mayor, on the whole, is in favor of the proposal, though she, too, is interested in seeing dollar amounts for the project.
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$4M Norwalk dock yard work intended to enhance rail service

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