ABB ALP-44

ABB ALP-44

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The ABB ALP-44 is an electric locomotive which was built by Asea Brown Boveri (Sweden) between 1990 and 1996 and are in operation on the New Jersey Transit and SEPTA railway lines.

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New Jersey Transit

The ALP-44 was originally ordered for New Jersey Transit's electric lines, with fifteen units, designated ALP-44O's(numbered 4400 through 4414), delivered in 1990. A second order for five more units, designated ALP-44E's (numbered 4415 through 4419), was delivered in 1995, and the final order was for 12 ALP-44M units (numbered 4420 through 4431) and was delivered in 1996.

As of December 18, 2010, locomotives 4400-4404, 4408, 4410-4420, 4422-4423, 4426-4427, and 4419-4431 have been retired. Units 4405-4407, 4409, 4421, 4424-4425, and 4428 are still in service. All units will be retired with the delivery of the remaining ALP-46A locomotive, except 4405 and 4409, which are assigned to ACES. As of June 15, 2011, units 4402,4403,4408,and 4410 have been leased by Amtrak for work train service through the Hudson river tunnels.

SEPTA

SEPTA received a single ALP-44M unit, #2308, from ABB, which was part of a damage settlement for a lawsuit stemming from the late delivery of N5 cars for the Norristown High Speed Line. ABB gave SEPTA an ALP-44M, instead of the EMD AEM-7, which make up the rest of SEPTA's electric locomotives, because EMD had discontinued the production of the AEM-7.

Specifications

The ALP-44 based on the Rc6 model and designed specifically for New Jersey...
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