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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Electric - ABB ALP-44

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Vehicle - Rail - Locomotive - Electric - ABB ALP-44
Name Locomotive, Electric, ALP-44
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Electric
Variety ABB ALP-44
Manufacturer ABB Group (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Year(s) of Production 1989 - 1997

History: The ABB ALP-44 is an electric locomotive which was built by Asea Brown Boveri of Sweden between 1989 and 1997 for the New Jersey Transit and SEPTA railway lines.

The ALP-44 was based on the Rc6 model and designed specifically for New Jersey Transit as a variant of the EMD AEM-7 electric locomotive, used by Amtrak (before June 2016), MARC (before April 2017), and SEPTA (before November 2018). ALP-44 stands for American Locomotive Passenger 4-Axle 4.32 MW. The ALP-44 is powered by overhead lines through one of the locomotive's two pantographs and can produce up to 7000 hp (5.2 MW) with a top speeds of up to 125 mph (201 km/h). In commercial use however, both New Jersey Transit and SEPTA ALP-44s are cleared for speeds up to 100 mph (161 km/h).

ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) (SIX: ABBN, NYSE: ABB, Nasdaq Stockholm: ABB) is a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology areas. It is ranked 341st in the Fortune Global 500 list of 2018 and has been a global Fortune 500 company for 24 years.

ABB is traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Z├╝rich, Nasdaq Stockholm and the New York Stock Exchange in the United States.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-08-30 10:17:13. Last edited by gdm on 2019-08-30 10:19:22

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