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Speaking of hybrisd locomotives, let's not forget the ALP-45DP, which is a mainline electric locomotive and a mainline diesel locomotive in one:

ALP-45DP: Two locomotives in one (June 2011) - RailwayAge Magazine

...Bombardier Transportation's ALP-45DP dual-power, which NJ Transit and AMT (Montreal) are acquiring in a joint procurement... In non-electrified territory, twin EPA Tier 3-compliant, 12-cylinder Caterpillar 3512HD (High Displacement) diesels running at up to 2,100 rpm provide a combined 4,200 hp, a starting tractive effort of 71,000 pounds, and a top speed of 100 mph. In electric mode, drawing power from a.c. catenary, a transformer virtually identical to that in the ALP-46A provides 5,360 hp of traction power and a top speed of 125 mph.

...Designed and engineered by Bombardier in cooperation with STV, Inc. and the two transit agencies, the ALP-45DP is based upon the four-axle ALP-46A electric, which itself is based upon Bombardier's European TRAXX locomotive.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 02:43:03 PM EST

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