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RS3488

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Why would they keep the cab and most of its features
It probably would’ve been too difficult to remove the entire cab and strip all the controls and cab features away, I also believe they retained them incase there was some flaw that required the CEMs to be taken out of service, and allow them to temporarily be put back into leading service.
 

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Yeah from a railfan perspective I prefer the Old Cab Cars design wise to the CEM ones, but that's just it, from a railfan perspective .

The CEMs are obviously better for crews and safety, and I would not want to have a horrible accident that could potentially result in mass injury, or worse death, just to have more old cab cars in service.
 

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Stadler KISS or Alstom Coradia Duplex?

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How would you define ''look more train like''? And why battery locomotives specifically?
battery locomotives don't necessarily need overhead lines or the 3rd rail to work, and in case of a blackout these locomotives will still run unlike (pure electric locomotives). also they don't in danger the wildlife like birds for example if they were to land on a power line they would die.
 

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battery locomotives do necessarily need overhead lines or the 3rd rail to work, and in case of blackout these locomotives will still run unlike (pure electric locomotives). also they don't in danger the wildlife like birds for example if they were to land on a power line they would die.
Considering most of Europe and the east coast of the United States runs fine, I don’t think GO will need to tap into a relatively new type of locomotive technology.

Also, I thought you “worked” for GO, shouldn’t you be able to override what they buy and change GO Expansion to be battery or hydrogen? Lol.
 

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