Hello from Renton,WA and Question about Tacoma Rail

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Hello. I've been looking at this site for a while now and decided to join. I’m a volunteer at the Northwest Railway museum and a member at a local ho scale train club. Great to finally be a member here as well.:D

Anyway, does anyone know about Tacoma Rail 2200. I saw it at the TRMW engine house. It looks to be a genset like the 2100. Any ideas when it arrived? I've searched all over and there is no info about this engine at all. I also saw a freshly repainted Tacoma rail caboose. Im guessing its #201. Any more info about these two? I know it’s not a good picture of the caboose but it was the best I could get at the time.



National Railway Equipment Company (NREC) delivered the No. 2003 Locomotive Replacement, TMBL-2100 to Tacoma Rail on August 26, 2011. The TMBL-2100 is equipped with three Cummins QSK 19 EPA Tier 3 diesel engines. It has been in operation since August 26, 2011. NREC estimates the Cummins QSK 19 engines will provide a 40% fuel consumption reduction. The three new engines can run independently or in tandem, providing load distribution and power on demand. The TMBL-2100 is equipped with anti-idling technology which shuts the engines down after 10 minutes and there is no engine warm up period. Agency staff made an on site visit to observe the new TMBL-2100 locomotive on 9/29/2011. Four lube sticks had been installed on the locomotive, two in the front and two in the back. The lube sticks have been installed on four of the eight locomotives. The due date for installation of the lube sticks on all eight locomotives is November 16, 2011. The lube sticks apply lubrication between the rail and the wheel flange resulting in a 2% to 5% fuel savings. ?TMBL 2200, which replaces Tacoma Rail locomotive No. 2001 will have Tier II EMD engines and is scheduled for completion by Progress Rail on 10/31/2011. ? TMBL 2201, which replaces Tacoma Rail locomotive No. 2005 (it also will be equipped with Tier II EMD engines) is scheduled for completion by Progress Rail on 11/16/2011.

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