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Alternative's to GCL Desiel Light Rail Line
Still very much Pro GCL Light Train Project, BUT there are more favorable Alternatives to the DVPA proposal as presented. Given the track record and the history of this project in Southern New Jersey, it may well be just another Pork Barrel and Patronage Sandwich being served by DRPA and NJ Transit. The status of this project is like information leaking out of a Black Hole.....If you relay on NJ.Com and The Courier Post for any real insight, your in for a long wait. These are Corporate Entities who rely on maintaining favorable standing with all the other Corporate Entities.
The REAL NEWS on just about anything is on Social Media. Save The Newspapers for he bottom of your bird cage if you have one.
Trust, but VERIFY AND GET A SEAT AT THE TABLE.....
The Two alternative's to Diesel :
2. Hydrogen Fuel
Hydrogen fuel cells used in the hydrail system convert chemical energy to electrical energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen – electricity, heat and water are the by-products.
While having the major benefit of zero-emissions, this locomotive had an extremely positive response from train engineers due to their lack of diesel noise, vibration, and exhaust
There are two approaches to this alternative known as third rail
1. Electrical power is supplied to the engine thru a charge from overhead rails.
2. A third ground rail in addition to the existing parallel tracks to carry a charge to the Engine Train.
3. Duel Diesel Electricfied Third Rail
Wonder why we don't see these trains down here ???
Development and Procurement of the ALP-45DP Dual-Powered Locomotive
The ALP-45DP is a first-of-a-kind locomotive in North America that offers NJ TRANSIT in New Jersey and Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) in Montreal the opportunity to change the way thousands of commuters use mass transportation every day. By being able to run on either diesel power or overhead catenary electric power, this locomotive offers more flexibility and operational efficiency than its predecessors.
STV provided design, inspection, testing and other engineering support services for the procurement of 35 dual-powered locomotives for NJ TRANSIT and 20 locomotives for AMT. The locomotive, debuted first in New Jersey, can achieve speeds as high as 100 miles per hour in diesel mode and 125 miles per hour in electric mode while producing less noise and exhaust than its predecessors.