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(ALP 45DP Locomotive)

(Cab Car)

(Trailer)

 

ALP-45DP Prototype: (Click heading to expand and contract)

The ALP-45DP is a “dual mode” locomotive, capable of drawing power from either overhead electrical wires or its own pair of 12-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engines. These flexible locomotives were designed to provide a one-seat commute from NJ TRANSIT’s various diesel-only lines into the electrified territory that leads to New York City’s Penn Station. This fulfills the requirement of not operating diesels through the North River Tunnels and within the subterranean Penn Station complex.  Produced by Bombardier Transportation in Kassel, Germany, the first ALP-45DP locomotive entered service on NJ TRANSIT on May 30, 2012. 

NJ TRANSIT’s 35 ALP-45DP locomotives are commonly seen on commuter trains traversing the Morristown Line, Montclair-Boonton Line, Raritan Valley Line, and North Jersey Coast Line. These lines do not have overhead electrical wires for their entire length, necessitating a change of power source somewhere en-route. Previously, locomotives or entire trainsets would have to be changed, inconveniencing riders. The ALP-45DP alleviates this need, performing the switch from diesel to electric power (or vice versa) in just under two minutes during a routine station stop.

Multi-level Cab Car Prototype:

Concurrent with its purchase of ALP-45DP locomotives, NJ TRANSIT also purchased 62 multi-level cab cars from Bombardier Transportation. These cab cars are used on the opposite end of the train from the ALP-45DP locomotive to facilitate “push-pull” operations, where the engineer in the cab car can control the locomotive pushing from the other end of the train. A cab car provides an engineer with all of the same controls as a locomotive cab, allowing the train to reverse direction without turning around. Cab cars also include all standard locomotive safety features, such as a horn and bell.

The multi-levels’ fixed 2-2 seating arrangement provides ample legroom and maximizes passenger comfort while increasing capacity. All of NJ TRANSIT’s cab cars also include toilets. NJ TRANSIT’s multi-level cab cars have a capacity of 127 commuters (approximately 17% more than its single-level counterpart, the Comet V). These cars routinely operate over most routes on both the Hoboken and Newark Divisions of NJ TRANSIT, carrying over 300,000 commuters daily to and from destinations all over New Jersey and into New York’s busy Penn Station.

Multi-level Trailer Coach Prototype:

In addition to its multi-level cab cars, NJ TRANSIT operates an additional 367 multi-level trailer coaches without cabs. Ninety-nine of these cars include a toilet and have a passenger seating capacity of 132 commuters. The remaining 268 trailer cars do not have a toilet, and feature seating for 142 passengers. The multi-level trailer cars are always operated in matching sets (with a multi-level cab car on one end and a locomotive on the other), and these cars carry commuters over 2.2 billion miles every year.

Approximately 20 multi-level trailer cars on NJ TRANSIT are adorned with one of four vinyl wraps promoting railroad safety. These models feature crisp lettering and designs created directly from the prototype’s original artwork.

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ALP-45DP Gold MSRP:
$279.95
ALP-45DP Silver MSRP: $169.95
Multi-level Cab Car MSRP: $99.95
Multi-level Trailer MSRP: $84.95
Modern Commuter Cab & Trailer
3-Pack MSRP:
$269.85
Modern Commuter Train Set MSRP: $354.85
Estimated Delivery:
3rd Quarter 2017
ALP-45DP Features:
  • Designed from prototype drawings and field research with the cooperation of NJ TRANSIT
  • Illuminated directional LED headlight/ditchlights and red marker lights
  • Pantograph (non-functioning) can be positioned up or down
  • Five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Factory-applied railings, air horn, and antenna details
  • Grab irons packed separately for customer application (includes drilling template)
  • Equipped with Kadee® metal couplers

Silver version includes:

  • 21-pin socket for DCC (decoder ready)
  • Available space for speaker

Gold version includes:

  • ESU LokSound decoder, supporting all DCC programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28
  • A total of six DCC function outputs
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices
Multi-level Cab Car Features:
  • Designed from prototype drawings and field research with the cooperation of NJ TRANSIT
  • Illuminated directional LED headlight/ditchlights and red marker lights
  • Interior includes seat details and LED illumination
  • 21-pin plug for DCC (first HO scale cab car model to include this feature!)
  • Provision for mounting a speaker
  • Separately applied air horn, antenna, lift lugs, end barriers, and rubber diaphragms
  • Free-rolling metal wheels
  • Equipped with Kadee® metal couplers
Multi-level Trailer Cars Features:
  • Designed from prototype drawings and field research with the cooperation of NJ TRANSIT
  • Interior includes seat details and LED illumination
  • Separately applied lift lugs, end barriers, and rubber diaphragms
  • Free-rolling metal wheels
  • Equipped with Kadee® metal couplers

Kadee® is a registered trademark of Kadee Quality Products Co. ownership.

22" or higher track radius is required to run these cars.

Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO ALP-45DP Locomotive
10 002 621  AMT 1350 10 002 625
10 002 622 AMT 1355 10 002 626
10 002 623 AMT 1362 10 002 627
10 002 624

AMT

1364 10 002 628
Item# Road Name Road Number
HO Multi-level Cab Car
20 004 462 AMT 3000
20 004 463 AMT 3007
20 004 464 AMT 3014
20 004 465

AMT

3018
HO Multi-level Trailer
20 004 466 AMT 3030
20 004 467 AMT 3044
20 004 468 AMT 3058
20 004 469 AMT 3073
20 004 470 AMT 3077
20 004 471 AMT 3091
20 004 472 AMT 3101
20 004 473 AMT 3111
20 004 474 AMT 3122
20 004 475 AMT 3135
20 004 476 AMT 3149
20 004 477 AMT 3163
20 004 478 AMT 3096
20 004 479 AMT 3108
20 004 480 AMT 3120
20 004 481

AMT

3151
HO Modern Commuter Cab Car & Trailer 3-Pack
20 004 527

AMT (Cab Car 3022, Coach (trailer) 3039, Coach (trailer) 3087)

HO Modern Commuter Train Set
80 000 001

AMT (ALP-45DP Loco 1368, Cab Car 3025,Coach (trailer) 3066)

 

 

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