FRA crash standard is just a metric used. Ultimately transport Canada makes the final decision.Why would Canadian vehicles need waivers from the FRA, an American agency?
No, they didn't.I don't know if you remember that GO wanted to buy the used Talents from Ottawa but because they don't meet the crash standard they decided against it.
my personal assumption is that since the only non-electrified lines are hourly service to hamilton, bowmanville, peak service only to milton and RH.Would I be right to assume that the total number of diesel only locomotives needed by GO Transit will stay roughly the same (or perhaps decrease), and that the increase in the number of locomotives will be due to bi-mode electric locomotives? (And eventually EMUs but who knows when those would come.)
I can honestly see GO going with pure diesel for the Kitchener and London runs (I am assuming that London frequencies increase a ton over the next 5-7 years).my personal assumption is that since the only non-electrified lines are hourly service to hamilton, bowmanville, peak service only to milton and RH.
They will probably sell off a majority of their locomotives once the new electrified ones are delivered and usable. they probably only need like at most half as many diesels as they do now