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GE Working On A New Passenger Locomotive  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3571 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Yes, GE is working on a new passenger locomotive, that could travel between 125 or 130 mph. The new locomotive will use the EVO locos, as a partly bases for the design.




Here is a drawing of the new locomotive.


http://www.gereports.com/ges-locomot...h-to-power-passenger-rail-in-mass/

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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9191 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

This is excellent! I wonder what the 10 US corridors they're working on upping the speeds to 110-plus on.


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User currently offlineWNwatcher From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Is it just me, or does it kind of look like a "touched in the head" P42?


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9191 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Quoting WNwatcher (Reply 2):
Is it just me, or does it kind of look like a "touched in the head" P42?

I thought that as well... I was kinda hoping they would have something a little more aerodynamically designed like the trains they have over in Europe (TGV, ICE, etc), but I'll take it for now...



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User currently offlineWNwatcher From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 3):
I was kinda hoping they would have something a little more aerodynamically designed like the trains they have over in Europe (TGV, ICE, etc), but I'll take it for now...

Or at least something somewhat similar to the Acela trainsets. Thems some smexy trains   



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User currently offlinemirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
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Looks like Deltic or some Euro diesel. Not terribly impressed.

And why specifically a passenger loco? SHould have the option to gear it for freight or high speed cruising...



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User currently offlineKngkyle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 401 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1951 times:
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Already looks dated. But I suppose function over form.

User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1934 times:
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I guess their R&D can afford this since they don't pay income tax.   

User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

The new GE proposed locomotive looks a little like the old EMD AEM-7(toaster) locos of the Northeast Corridor, something between the P42 as mentioned above and the AEM.


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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Not impressed. Give it a second prime mover and better styling.


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3571 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting WNwatcher (Reply 4):
at least something somewhat similar to the Acela trainsets. Thems some smexy trains



I thought Amtrak was working on a Gas turbine version of the Acela for non electrified track, that could use high speed rail service.


User currently offlinehOmSaR From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 10):
I thought Amtrak was working on a Gas turbine version of the Acela for non electrified track, that could use high speed rail service.

Amtrak isn't working on any such thing. Bombardier was working on something called the JetTrain, which looked like an Acela. However, the fuel cost of such a thing killed it (just like it killed the Turbo trains in New York).

Also, for what it's worth, the caption clearly states that's what the locomotive "could" look like. The actual final design is probably far from being completed.

[Edited 2011-11-05 08:35:40]


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

This locomotive will probably among the fastest diesel-electric locomotives ever built, probably almost as fast as the British Rail Class 43 HST's. That's not a mean feat, especially since the locomotive will have to meet the new EPA Tier 3 emissions standards.

User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1615 times:

Quoting Kngkyle (Reply 6):
Already looks dated.

Very much so. I'm not too familiar with locomotives, but the first thing that came to mind was Germany's DB locomotives - from the 70s. Having just looked it up, actually more like the late 60s:



Quoting RayChuang (Reply 12):
This locomotive will probably among the fastest diesel-electric locomotives ever built

Hmmm... 125-130 mph compared to the DB locomotive above which did roughly 90 mph and was designed some 40+ years ago. Impressive, lol.


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9269 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

The 218 was designed for 160 km/h which is roughly 100 mph, but reduced to 140 kmh as the design speed was not needed in regular service for this locomotive.

There was a test loco BR202 which was designed for 250 kmh which is roughly 155 mph. In regular service, such a Diesel loco was not needed because all lines which allowed high speed of 250 kmh had been equipped with catenary systems.

In other words, the new GE loco may have some state of the art technical features, the design speed is nothing new.



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Quoting flood (Reply 13):
Hmmm... 125-130 mph compared to the DB locomotive above which did roughly 90 mph and was designed some 40+ years ago. Impressive, lol.

I'd agree if there wasn't a need to clean up diesel exhaust emissions, but since such controls do sap a little power from the prime mover, being able to top out over 200 km/h and still meet EPA's new Tier 3 emissions standards is still pretty amazing.


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