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  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Ranma ... I've never said I don't like Axion's prospects. Quite the contrary. It's execution in several areas I don't like but is another discussion.

    When Axion goes up on a bigger board there will be a whole new universe of traders & investors that will get to consider the company & its stock. It will be a shortable security for the first time and might even become optionable.
    Jul 30 12:36 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Ranma ... If Axion were to achieve a NASDAQ listing and RS'ed to $10 USD, I'd be more than a little tempted to short the crap out of it. That is, at this time, with business activity continuing on its lethargic path to nowhere in particular with the caveat that actual activity or visible catalysts would have to weighed at the time
    Jul 30 11:29 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >JohnM121 ... "I'll have to compete with more buyers." Now wouldn't that be a welcome change.
    Jul 29 11:11 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A speculative play on UQM [View instapost]
    And I'll throw in my other two reasons for an out of proportion downside. For some reason the cyclic industrial in all sectors are showing weakness. If/when a pullback occurs this summer the small caps are showing the greatest potential weakness on earnings. Which to me makes sense because the small caps show actual economic activity in their earnings and financial engineering so any reduction in GDP forecast hits small & hard.
    Jul 29 01:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A speculative play on UQM [View instapost]
    >H.T.Love ... I'm thinking UQM is going below the previous low @ $173. My target is $1.55 to $1.60 for an add buy but I'm working on bringing my cost basis down to a level I can trade this puppy again.
    Jul 29 12:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 352 July 24 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >PbC Believer ... Good Luck with that quest. I've wondered and tried to ferret out a reason for the unrelenting push on share price for 5 years. A lot can be explained away but the relentlessness has never jived with the obvious Big Uglies & PIPERs because it nearly never abates. Candidates can go all the way back to Mega-C. It is an interesting mental exercise but I'm not sure it is anything but inscrutable.
    Jul 28 07:07 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >JP & iindelco ... Also explains what Norfolk was most likely tasked with when they received the grant to test the Corvus battery used in the AMPS locomotive.
    Jul 27 08:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >geopark ... It will probably never happen that mainline USA freight locomotives will not have some sort of liquid fuel motor on-board. Electrification suchas a battery or cantenary wire will gain over time.
    Jul 27 08:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >User 393748 ... I think you are intermixing and/or confusing the Railpower Green Goat & Green Kid with NS999 v1.0. Railpower built, I believe I remember correctly, 65 of these battery powered hybrids and had a backlog of 175 (mixed no. of genset & hybrid) in 2005. These were in service until 2007 when fire burned in 2 of them forcing a recall.

    Norfolk Southern has built & now rebuilt one NS999 prototype.
    Jul 27 03:47 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... You're free to believe in whatever you want. We all have daydreams we believe in & fantasy we wish were real.

    The answer to your question is a BIG "NO". There is not only a safety issue but a lot of avoidance of unnecessary capital expenses & basic physics that would explain it. Locomotives have a lot of accident per year already.
    Jul 27 02:44 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >Edmund Metcalfe ... That might be a tough sell.

    It took nearly 2 years in the field before the Goat started showing its weakness. After making loans to Railpower for development of the Goat, Norfolk Southern wound up with a loss & 4 locomotive with a pile of batteries they couldn't use. Always wondered if the Goat would have worked with Axion capacitors on-board but I'll never know.

    The mistake that NSC made beyond that was thinking that they failed for want of a better battery. I don't they thought through the problem of DCA & capacitance and why would they because electrical engineers are not used to thinking about batteries as primary power sources. Enersys apparently wasn't aware of the depth of the problem because I'd bet they assured Norfolk that their Odessy batteries would work just fine.

    Anyway, I'll go further and bet that Norfolk management hasn't forgotten any of this. Makes thinking they would back another vendor a real stretch in my way of thinking how corporations act.
    Jul 27 12:25 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >H.T.Love ... That's funny, "I also wonder if it's "Axion Inside"." Maybe GM is also putting the Axion dual battery system in the Malibu. Maybe Cummins & the California Energy Commission [CEC] used Axion capacitors in their start/stop. More likely Tesla battery packs than Axion but just look at the rigor they did going from concept to product in just 2 1/2 years.

    Makes me wonder, then laugh myself into hysterical tears of despondency.

    Jul 27 07:55 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 352 July 24 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... Quite so. My little local shortline needs 7 EPA compliant locos. These are contracted with Altoona and three gensets have already been delivered. They are pretty locos. The remainder are not required until 2016-17 and no build schedule I know of is on the books. They are holding out hoping something better comes along. Now whether this is the AMPS or BP4 is a crap shoot and could wind up being 4 more gensets.
    Jul 25 06:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 352 July 24 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >nogoodslacker ... Norfolk's slug building project run to the end of 2017. No hurry.
    Jul 25 04:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 352 July 24 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    >iindelco ... I'm a little bit more prickly than that but I do understand.
    Jul 25 02:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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