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Date: 01/08/18 17:45
I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: mikecnorthwest

...but I have to admit I think they look pretty good. Here is 1401 leading the Amtrak Cascades northbound at Felida, WA.

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Date: 01/08/18 21:51
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: Alien

nice run by,,,,A+



Date: 01/09/18 10:43
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: PennRailVideos

Nice video but I have to disagree with you about the way they look. Ugly!!



Date: 01/09/18 13:30
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: Notch16

If you ever get the chance, look closely at the details, and overlook the breadbox styling -- which is a world norm. The execution of the build is superb, and the bits and pieces are really interesting.

~ BZ



Date: 01/09/18 15:07
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: seod

They are something new and different I think if everything stayed the same that is when it would get boring. Yes I like the looks of them they fit in well with the Talgo's except now the bat wings should go. Or at least boobed down a bit to match the new height of the roof.

Scott O'Dell



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/18 15:08 by seod.



Date: 01/09/18 16:31
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: Notch16

I would guess that's the eventual plan. Hope so, anyway!

The batwing cars look so bizarre when they're cut out and on a service track. :-)

~ BZ



Date: 01/09/18 19:42
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: Hookdragkick

They look a lot better on a track too.

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Date: 01/10/18 12:49
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: seod

They forgot something on July 17,2010 at Steilacoom. This is the only time I have seen a Talgo without a NPCU or engine on both ends. It does make for a interesting sight. It is northbound train #516 at the Ferry dock in Steilacoom,WA.




Date: 01/11/18 14:25
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: RailRat

seod Wrote:
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> They forgot something on July 17,2010 at
> Steilacoom. This is the only time I have seen a
> Talgo without a NPCU or engine on both ends. It
> does make for a interesting sight. It is
> northbound train #516 at the Ferry dock in
> Steilacoom,WA.

The Bat Wings also kind of look like Cat Ears, or Cat Woman's ears?, especially in the picture posted by member "seod", if you zoom in a bit and look at the leading one behind the engine.

I agree they should be trimmed down a bit to match height of current power, but that all costs more labor and $$.

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 01/11/18 14:41
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: RailRat

Thanks for the look at the (new?) Charger unit. Think I've seen similar looking units on Metrolink here in So-Cal, but probably not the same?

Very Aerodynamic, also very "international" looking.

Beyond the outward appearance, I'm guessing a much improved forward view for the operating crew, and hopefully some improvements to reduce fatigue for them?

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 01/11/18 15:28
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: jst3751

RailRat Wrote:
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> Thanks for the look at the (new?) Charger unit.
> Think I've seen similar looking units on Metrolink
> here in So-Cal, but probably not the same?

The ones that Metrolink bought are F125 built by EMD.



Date: 01/12/18 08:05
Re: I didn't think I would like the Charger locomotives...
Author: Entropy

Notch16 Wrote:
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> If you ever get the chance, look closely at the
> details, and overlook the breadbox styling --
> which is a world norm. The execution of the build
> is superb, and the bits and pieces are really
> interesting.
>
> ~ BZ

Too bad it doesn't have good dynos... And a massive blind spot for the engineer to have look around for signals and spotting.



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