GE are about 6 months away from launching a Tier 4 loco prototype which will be experimented with before Jan 1 2015.
Another demonstrator, nice. Add it to the growingcollection rusting at erie.
Wonder if they will still use the Dash8 safety cab or they have a new carbody idea. Given the SD/GP/C/Uboat went for 40 yrs perhaps we are stuck with the current design of EMD and GE for another 20 yrs.
The current EMD hood designs the styling of the cab are only a refinement of the previous cowls if u put them side by side really
More proof that the GEVO engine will be Tier 4 compliant is the contract with MPI for new HSP46AC's for MBTA in Boston. The contract needed to specify a Tier 4 compliant engine. MTU engines were considered, but MPI ruled it out. After Jan 1 2015, the HSP46 will be the stable diet of commuter railroads across the USA as I doubt the MP36PH-3C will be out of production...from what we can see.
So that explains the artists impression of an updated GENESIS that I saw on the GE site under passenger. Cross between a Bombardier rounded nose with the P42 nose
Amtrak want to replace heir fleet also.
The MPI EMD pasenger locos saved EMD imo. If you discount those licensed locos, the last passenger locos EMD made were either exports or the F59s. Now you and others are saying that has changed due to PRC, where does that leave EMD now with passenger locos. NREC 1100 class ?...
....Can't see this happening in Australia though, where will NSW put their ridiculous silencing equipment?
Isn't the quesiton more when are we going to see a GEVO powered loco on the SG network first let alone Tier 4 compliants
NS are rebuilding a fleet of it's SD60's with 12-710ECO engines, fitting new cabs to them, which looks like Frankenstien is having a go at modelling a GE comfort cab.
Geee I wonder who invented the idea of a full width cab with a overhang over the windows. Aussies. Of course the amount of overhang varies between model.
How long before someone over there realises the 82/90 class cab might be somehting worh trying.
Although this is an EMD topic and propbably should be renamed to future locos or something at the rate this is going, anyone interested in the hardware should check out this sitehttp://www.gevirtualrailexpo.com/
its pretty much filled with factory videos . Its bizzare seeing a brasilian, CIS and American loco running together on shakedown.
You can see video of all of GE's export products being manufactured tested and launched. Usually the docs on 'how to build a loco' do not show export units.
Its not like EMD is keen on showing their wares these days - at least to the general public . GE is really keen on the marketing recently. There was even ads on australian tv not that long ago.
Remeber GE is opening a new factory in Austin Texas also, given all the things discussed it seems as they want to (and can) have a monopoly on the market.