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Old August 9th, 2016, 07:05 PM   #3241
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Four trains on four tracks passing each other on Pennsylvania Railroad mainline near the curve, c. 1907

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Old August 11th, 2016, 06:32 PM   #3242
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Grand Central, minus the statuary group

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Old August 12th, 2016, 11:20 AM   #3243
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The center gorge is for power supply pickup, or is it cable traction like in SF ?
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Old August 16th, 2016, 07:24 PM   #3244
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[US] Watch it go: Siemens Charger no. 4601 at Pueblo Colorado test center

What do you all think of the new Siemens Charger diesel locomotives? Personally, I think the ACS-64s are better looking. I had assumed that these were the new EMD locos, turns out I was thinking of the EMD F125s.

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Siemens new diesel-electric Charger locomotives are advancing through a rigorous testing program at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. A variety of tests and validation exercises including maximum speed runs, acceleration and braking and the overall performance capabilities of the locomotive are conducted to ensure it is operating and performing as designed and that the locomotive is ready to provide reliable service for passengers.

The Charger locomotive is powered by a high-performance, environmentally friendly, 4,400 horsepower-rated Cummins QSK95 diesel engine. Designed to operate at speeds up to 125 miles per hour, the locomotives are the first high-speed passenger locomotive to receive Tier 4 emissions certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The locomotive featured in this article is unit no. 4601, to be delivered to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Read more about this customer at our website MainlineDiesels.net

“These diesel-electric locomotives truly represent the next generation of clean and efficient rail travel in the United States, and the testing being done in Pueblo is a crucial step in bringing this advanced rail technology to states across the country,” said Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rolling Stock. “The Siemens Charger not only is the first diesel-electric locomotive to meet the EPA’s strict Tier 4 emissions standards, but it is also a powerful example of what can be accomplished through American manufacturing.”

“These locomotives mark a new era in Pacific Northwest train travel,” said Ron Pate, director of Rail, Freight and Ports for the Washington State Department of Transportation, who traveled to Colorado for the testing. “They will help provide more frequent, reliable and faster service to our Amtrak Cascades customers and also advance our agency’s commitment to offering alternative and sustainable transportation choices.”

The Buy America-compliant locomotives, built at Siemens nearly 1,000-person Sacramento, CA plant which is powered in part by solar, will operate in states across the U.S. including Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington, Maryland and Missouri and will power trainsets for Florida’s new Brightline passenger rail service.

“The Charger will provide California’s Intercity Passenger Rail Services with a fleet of locomotives that meet very stringent Tier 4 emission standards and that help promote Caltrans’ mission of a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system,” said Caltrans Division of Rail Chief Bruce Roberts. “The new locomotives are capable of quicker acceleration, higher top-end speeds and will provide passengers with the safety of positive train control.”

The new locomotives are among the cleanest in the nation and will result in dramatic emission reduction of approximately 90 percent compared to trains powered by currently operating Tier 0 locomotives. They are equipped with electronically-controlled regenerative braking systems that use energy from the traction motors during braking to feed the auxiliary and head-end power systems to minimize fuel consumption.

“Cummins QSK95 is the first locomotive prime mover for single engine installations to be certified to the United States EPA’s ultra-low Tier 4 emissions regulations,” said Melina Kennedy, General Manager, Cummins Global Rail and Defense Business. “Not only is it the cleanest diesel engine for locomotives, it also offers large gains in fuel efficiency over the non-certified engines currently being used in many passenger rail applications.”

The powerful diesel-electric drivetrain allows for better acceleration, cleaner emissions, and low noise levels while on-board and waiting at the platform. The Chargers also feature an attractive streamlined design and smoother traction control which results in better ride quality for passengers. The locomotives also meet the latest federal safety regulations, including enhanced carbody structure safety with crash energy management.

All main components of the new locomotive are produced in Siemens plants in the United States – including traction motors and gearboxes in Norwood, Ohio and propulsion containers in Alpharetta, GA. The diesel engines are manufactured by Cummins in its Seymour, Indiana plant. Siemens has also established a robust and diverse base of U.S. suppliers across the country to support production of the Charger locomotives. Transformers and alternators are supplied out of Florida, brake components out of Maryland, diesel engines from Indiana, HVAC systems out of Nebraska, and steel and fabrication parts out of California and Oregon.

“TTCI is honored to assist Siemens in qualifying the new Charger locomotive,” said Lisa Stabler, president of the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. “And we are happy to be able to provide a testing facility that enables our customers to evaluate their product’s performance in a real-world environment.”

The first Charger locomotives were ordered under a $225 million contract awarded in 2014 by a multi-state coalition of led by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Since then, additional options have been ordered for use in six states including Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington, Maryland and Missouri. In addition, the first trainsets for the new Brightline passenger service in Florida, each powered by two Charger Locomotives will ship this fall. The Illinois Department of Transportation will receive their first Charger locomotive later this year, with additional customers to follow throughout 2017.



Want to read more about the Siemens Charger locomotives? You can find a full customer and fleet overview at our website MainlineDiesels.net
http://railcolornews.com/2016/08/12/...o-test-center/



In case anyone doesn't know what an EMD F125 looks like...



http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=4479889
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Old August 19th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #3245
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Moorman named as Amtrak President
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USA: Former Norfolk Southern Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Charles W. ‘Wick’ Moorman has been named as the next President & CEO of Amtrak with effect from September 1, the national passenger operator announced on August 19. He succeeds Joe Boardman, who has served as President for the past eight years but last year announced his intention to retire.

Moorman became Chairman & CEO of Norfolk Southern on February 1 2006, having served as President since 2004 and Chief Executive Officer since 2005. A graduate of Georgia Tech and Harvard Business School, he joined NS in 1970, and served in various leadership positions, including Senior Vice-President, Corporate Planning & Services, and Vice-President, Personnel & Labour Relations. He retired in October 2015

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Old August 26th, 2016, 08:07 AM   #3246
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Old August 26th, 2016, 05:43 PM   #3247
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Newark's Northeast Corridor Mural


Northeast Corridor Mural in Newark
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Northeast Corridor Mural in Newark
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Old August 26th, 2016, 10:29 PM   #3248
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Amtrak @ Secaucus JCT

Westbound Regional


Westbound Regional appoarching Secaucus JCT
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Westbound Regional appoarching Secaucus JCT
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Clear NEC Signals


NEC Signals
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Eastbound Commuter Express racing through


Eastbound Express flying through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Express flying through Secaucus JCT
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Clear Signal for Track A


NEC Signals
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Inbound train departing


Dual Power...
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Enroute to New Yawk
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Silver Meteor train #97


Silver Meteor train #97 passing through Secaucus JCT
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Silver Meteor train #97 passing through Secaucus JCT
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Westbound Commuter passing through


Westbound Express roaring through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Keystone train crawling through


Eastbound Keystone crawling through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Keystone crawling through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Keystone crawling through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Keystone crawling through Secaucus JCT
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Westbound Regional crawling through Secaucus


Westbound Amtrak Regional at Secaucus JCT
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Westbound Amtrak Regional at Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Acela Express roaring through


Eastbound Acela Express roaring through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Acela Express roaring through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Acela Express roaring through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound meets Westbound



Eastbound Regional cruising through Secaucus
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Regional meet near Secaucus
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Westbound Regional Roaring through Secaucus JCT
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Eastbound Keystone meets Eastbound Commuter


Train Meet at Secaucus JCT
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Train Meet at Secaucus JCT
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Old August 27th, 2016, 01:22 AM   #3249
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lol that's not a "Clear" aspect for track A. You can only get a maximum of Limited Clear on that signal.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 01:35 AM   #3250
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Long Island Rail Road / NYAR @ Mineola:


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Old August 30th, 2016, 02:55 PM   #3251
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Point Defiance Bypass fall 2016 update from Sound Transit.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 07:40 AM   #3254
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I'm just wondering what happen to the 2 amtrak city sprinter locomotive involve in the accident the 601 and the 627 are their scrapped or under repair and they still under warranty of siemens?
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Old September 8th, 2016, 01:14 PM   #3255
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So, what will happen to the Amtrak trains once Miami Central opens? Will they use the new station to or continue to use the current suburban station?
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Old September 15th, 2016, 09:17 PM   #3256
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A great map of Amtrak by Cameron Booth:



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Old September 17th, 2016, 06:43 AM   #3257
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Continuing track work at Seattle's King Street Station, used by Amtrak and Sounder commuter trains. The station is one street over from the International District/Chinatown Link light rail station.









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Earlier this month, construction commenced on the Amtrak station in Marks, which is a village in northern Mississippi between Memphis, TN and Greenwood, MS. The station is expected to open next year. "City of New Orleans" (Chicago-New Orleans) trains will stop there.

http://www.greatamericanstations.com...s-miss-station

Apparently the station was proposed a long time ago and was even featured on schedules and maps, but they are just now getting around to building it.





(this is a map from a while ago - it shows some routes that no longer exist, such as the one east out of New Orleans toward Jacksonville as well as the Indianapolis-Louisville segment)

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