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Date: 05/13/20 16:17
Montreal service update
Author: Ray_Murphy

In my post last week about the final day of service through the Mount Royal Tunnel, I mentioned that three AMT-RTM-EXO Mascouche line trains would now go the long way around the mountain each rush hour:  
 
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15,5018960

This afternoon, I caught two of the three going through Ville St-Pierre:

Picture #1: Train #1207 (at about 4:30);
Picture #2: Train #1209 (at about 5:00).

They're both diesel-powered (no ALP-45DPs so far).

Ray






Date: 05/13/20 17:55
Re: Montreal service update
Author: arelpy

Got Horns?



Date: 05/13/20 18:12
Re: Montreal service update
Author: briancdn

arelpy Wrote:
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> Got Horns?

One set toots in French, the other in English!
Brian N.



Date: 05/13/20 20:40
Re: Montreal service update
Author: RuleG

Can anyone point me to a video in which those horns are sounding?



Date: 05/14/20 05:04
Re: Montreal service update
Author: joemvcnj

The ALP45DP's are fuel hogs, and the prime movers are high maintenance. The NJT ones are going through a slow, expensive, equivalent of an automobile "valve job" to stay environmentally compliant. Evidently EXO wants rid of them before they get to that point.



Date: 05/14/20 15:25
Re: Montreal service update
Author: zorz

Never heard about the fuel hog bit, but did hear that they were high maintenance. Is NJT plannig to replace them? I know Siemens has been working on a dual-mode Charger intended to go after a few markets, but didn't know EXO was dissatisfied. Thanks for the into.

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> The ALP45DP's are fuel hogs, and the prime movers
> are high maintenance. The NJT ones are going
> through a slow, expensive, equivalent of an
> automobile "valve job" to stay environmentally
> compliant. Evidently EXO wants rid of them before
> they get to that point.



Date: 05/14/20 16:06
Re: Montreal service update
Author: joemvcnj

zorz Wrote:
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> Never heard about the fuel hog bit, but did hear
> that they were high maintenance. Is NJT planning to
> replace them? I know Siemens has been working on a
> dual-mode Charger intended to go after a few
> markets, but didn't know EXO was dissatisfied.
> Thanks for the into.

NJT is going to get 17 more of them even though they do not need more with electric power capability. They are to replace the various GP40 variants. 

EXO will no longer have catenary on their system once REM goes to Duex Montagnes. 



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