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I have recently heard that ConnDOT wants to fund the electrification of the Springfield line. That would eliminate power mode change at New Haven.

Of course dual modes will still be useful to run the proposed Inland Route service between New York and Boston.

I’ve heard talk of that too - I suspect it will be well after the ICTs enter service so I’m sure we’ll get a few years of switching to diesel at NHV with them.
 

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ConnDOT has no money , not even to finish existing work so I doubt it.
fed money most likely
I’ve heard talk of that too - I suspect it will be well after the ICTs enter service so I’m sure we’ll get a few years of switching to diesel at NHV with them.
if they don't pull a caltrain they could have wires up pretty quick (and mattering on the environmental review needed)
 
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I have recently heard that ConnDOT wants to fund the electrification of the Springfield line. That would eliminate power mode change at New Haven.

Of course dual modes will still be useful to run the proposed Inland Route service between New York and Boston.
Of course you would still need to change mode at Springfield for the Vermonter and the service to Northampton and Holyoke.

Perhaps if the Commonwealth of MA proceeds with its plans to beef up service to Springfield we might someday see electrification from Boston to Springfield, especially if the MBTA also decides to electrify the Worcester commuter service.
 
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Of course you would still need to change mode at Springfield for the Vermonter and the service to Northampton and Holyoke.

Perhaps if the Commonwealth of MA proceeds with its plans to beef up service to Springfield we might someday see electrification from Boston to Springfield, especially if the MBTA also decides to electrify the Worcester commuter service.
Exactly - even if they electrify to Springfield they'd still need to change to diesel at Springfield to go north and likely east when they eventually send service to Boston.
 

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I wonder how the new engines are doing emissions wise which I know was one of the big goals. Hopefully they are achieving the desired decrease in GHG and particulate emissions. I know there are certain railfans who hate the new units and cheering every time one has an issue (and probably will hate whatever new rolling stock Amtrak orders and say they should have just rebuilt the Superliners) but I for one think the emissions reduction is a worthwhile goal.
 

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I wonder how the new engines are doing emissions wise which I know was one of the big goals. Hopefully they are achieving the desired decrease in GHG and particulate emissions. I know there are certain railfans who hate the new units and cheering every time one has an issue (and probably will hate whatever new rolling stock Amtrak orders and say they should have just rebuilt the Superliners) but I for one think the emissions reduction is a worthwhile goal.
It's not really a spectrum on emissions engines, either the computer is happy or it shuts the engine down. The relevant metric for comparison is more like percentage of out of service units sidelined for aftertreatment faults.
 
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