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    World Record: longest passenger train....

    going to interesting to see substation go up in smoke when 100 EMU cars take power .
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    USA Rail strike?

    strikes are not meant to be convenient to company and passengers or they have no effect . the RLA has enabled companies to hold unions hostage with losses at end after members basically vote yes to whatever is offered. it makes negotiating a joke.
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    USA Rail strike?

    What was the purpose of the Railway Labor Act? General Purposes. The purposes of the RLA are to avoid any interruption of interstate commerce by providing for the prompt disposition of disputes between carriers and their employees and protects the right of employees to organize and bargain...
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    USA Rail strike?

    sure and before that 90 days is over they create a presidential emergency board , and after that runs it cource a second PEB , long way off for a strike.
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    USA Rail strike?

    it is almost impossible to have rail strike in USA, read railway labor act and see hom many conditions have to be met and how many waiting periods . violating that law would bankrupt its unions and its employees mostly setting penalties like 4 days pay for every day on strike, and loss of...
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    LIRR Service to Grand Central

    it would be impossible as water tunnel 1 is in way and its forbidden to dig within certain distance of this NY city lifeline.
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    MBTA issues

    nope wrong bolt.
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    Shore Line East M8 EMU service to New London CT

    each and every M8 can operate on both 25/or 12.5 Kv but fact that made them remove shoes will prevent trough service west of New Haven .
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    MBTA issues

    https://www.wcvb.com/article/mbta-orange-line-braking-problem-back-in-service-may-23/40075140?fbclid=IwAR1L-_NbJOExvrie2n_v6psyW8fdUfPbfXA8ZgnLWRG7Ns4qUxHRDS47Ops read and find out.
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    MBTA issues

    back already, New Orange line trains back in service after MBTA identifies braking problem
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    Amtrak Siemens Charger locomotive (SC44, ALC42, ALC42E)

    as I said before both Genesis and Charger have gap anticipation software, reducing traction when contact is getting lost on leading shoes. with AC traction its a different game, as power is not interrupted as abrupt as with DC traction.
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    Amtrak Siemens Charger locomotive (SC44, ALC42, ALC42E)

    we are talking about 4 contact area's of about 16 square inches each .
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    Amtrak Siemens Charger locomotive (SC44, ALC42, ALC42E)

    actual third rail voltage on MN is close to 770 volt but can drop as low as 525
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    Amtrak Siemens Charger locomotive (SC44, ALC42, ALC42E)

    the Siemens dual modes will have two shoes at each side of each truck also they have gap anticipation were arcing is minimized. with 3phase propulsion the entire thinking is a whole lot different. The old Eurostar power cars had 4 shoes on each side.
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    Amtrak Siemens Charger locomotive (SC44, ALC42, ALC42E)

    they will have 4 shoes on each side.
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    Amtrak Siemens Charger locomotive (SC44, ALC42, ALC42E)

    The Dual modes planned for NY include units for MN, CDOT, LIRR and NY empire service the battery mode is only used if train is stuck in third rail gap . Each unit has 4200 hp in diesel and 4200 in third rail mode no units will be owned by Amtrak .
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    Danbury battery electrics?

    MN has ordered dual modes , no fantasy,no catenary no battery car , first 19 or so to be delivered before 2026. In December 2020, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board approved a Federal Transit Administration-funded $335 million contract for 27 dual-mode locomotives based on the...
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