New Jersey Transit unveils first ALP-45 loco

first_imgUSA: May 11 saw the unveiling at Newark Penn Station of the first of 26 ALP-45 electro-diesel locomotives ordered by New Jersey Transit nearly three years ago from Bombardier.The dual-mode locos were originally intended to optimise service through the new trans-Hudson tunnels between northern New Jersey and Manhattan then being planned by NJT. Passengers on the non-electrified Pascack Valley, Main and Bergen lines would have been able to reach New York without changing trains. But last autumn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cancelled the new tunnels, part of the Access to the Region’s Core project. However NJT’s ALP-45s can still be used on the Morris-Essex, Main and North Jersey Coast lines, providing more flexibility and allowing more passengers a one-seat ride to Manhattan Penn Station; about 40% of the NJT system is not electrified. ‘These new locomotives will have the benefit of being quieter, more fuel-efficient and more environmentally-friendly than the locomotives they’ll replace, some of which are 40 years old’, said NJT Executive Director James Weinstein at the Newark ceremony. In diesel mode the new engines comply with the latest federal Tier 3 emissions requirements and incorporate a number of energy-saving features along with faster acceleration. The AC propulsion locos will cost around $310m, with delivery due to be completed by late 2012. Montréal suburban operator AMT has ordered 20 units costing $223m, with an option for 10 more. * On May 11 NJT approved the route for a 1·1 km elevated extension of the Hudson-Bergen light rail line from West Side Avenue across Route 440 to a redevelopment zone along the Hackensack Riverfront.last_img read more

KFD Responds To Hard Landing At Kenai Airport

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Cessna 180 was buffeted by a cross wind at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Tuesday evening, ground looping before being spun off the runway. The pilot was uninjured. The Kenai Fire Department responded a little before 6pm. First responders say the pilot was the only soul on board and was able to maneuver the plane off the runway under its own power once it had been righted. The FAA lists the plane as registered to Brion Beerle of Anchorage.last_img

College softball: BPCC falls to Galveston College, still alive in Region XIV tournament

first_imgAfter Bossier Parish had tied the game at four in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Galveston College Whitecaps scored two runs in the top of the seventh to capture a 6-4 win over the Lady Cavaliers. After getting two quick outs to begin the seventh, BPCC pitcher Kaitlyn Roth allowed a single to Kirsten Shaw. Kayla Kerr and Alyssa Martinez, the Whitecaps three and four hole hitters, hit back-to-back RBI doubles to the wall in right field. Kerr’s double scored Shaw with the go-ahead run, while Martinez’s double plated Kerr with an insurance run.Kerr came on in relief of starter Ashley Kriesel, who had thrown over 140 pitches in the game, in the bottom of the seventh. She walked Dorrie Cormier on four straight pitches but was able to retire the next three Lady Cavaliers in order to preserve the win for the Whitecaps.Galveston took a 3-0 lead in the third on four hits and one BPCC error. After Alexandria Lewis reached on a fielder’s choice, Shaw singled to right field. BPCC right fielder Morgan Bullock’s throw to third was fielded by third baseman Chelsea Fagan, who applied the tag on Lewis for what would’ve been the second out of the inning. However, the home plate umpired ruled that Fagan obstructed the base runner Lewis and she was awarded the base. Alertly, Shaw took second base on the play, then Kerr delivered a two-RBI double to give the Whitecaps the lead. Kerr would eventually score when Roth’s throw got past BPCC second baseman Zoe Hancock on Anahi Hoover’s bunt base hit.BPCC scored a pair a runs in the fifth on Jayleen Lantier’s bases-loaded single. BPCC’s cleanup hitter Chelsea Fagan, who leads the NJCAA’s Div. I in home runs, was intentionally walked for the third time prior to Lantier’s base hit.After Galveston added a run in the sixth on Caylei Allen’s RBI double, the Lady Cavaliers tied the game in the bottom half of the inning. Raina McKean led off the frame with and pinch-hit single. Bryant then laid down a sacrifice bunt which was fielded by Kriesel, who threw to first but no one was covering. The error allowed McKean and Bryant to move up to second and third. Hancock followed with a bunt that was fielded by Galveston third baseman Adrianna Rincon. After Elisa Favela popped out for the first out of the inning, Galveston was in the process of intentionally walking Fagan for a fourth time. However, on the 2-0 pitch Hancock took off for second base. Whitecaps catcher Allen threw down to second and on the throw Bryant broke for home. Lewis cut off the throw and relayed the ball back to Allen but not in time to get Bryant, who slid across with the tying run. Kriesel was able to avoid giving up the lead by getting Lantier to pop out and Bullock to line out to end the threat.The Lady Cavaliers left 12 runners on base in the game, seven in scoring position.Kriesel earned the victory, her second of the tournament, by scattering seven hits over six innings, walking four and striking out four. Kerr earned the save as she retired three of the four batters she faced in the seventh. Roth took the loss for the Lady Cavaliers after allowing six runs on nine hits. She did not walk a batter and struck out three as her record falls to 13-2 on the season.The win puts the Whitecaps into the winners bracket finals tomorrow versus the Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies. The loss sends the BPCC to the losers bracket where they’ll have to win two games on Sunday to avoid elimination and reach the tournament finals.​ BPCC was scheduled to face Trinity Valley at Lamar State College – Port Arthur’s Martin Field at 12:30 p.m.— Charlie Cavell, BPCC athletic coordinatorPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more