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Unread 25-02-2018, 21:41   #3
James Shields
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Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson View Post
No tender has been issued as such anything is speculation

In short its a bad idea
The speculation or the concept is a bad idea?

I know in the UK and other countries DEMUs are quite common, with a Diesel generator powering electric motors. It doesn't seem a huge stretch to have a Diesel generator and a pantograph the can pick up power from overhead lines where present, and a Diesel generator as backup where they aren't.

However, I expect every changeover will take a couple of minutes, so it seems pointless unless you have a substantial section of electrified track to run on.
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