Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by WhartonAndNorthern » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:17 am

mtuandrew wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:51 pm
If Amtrak does have to add an additional Assistant Conductor to the Avelias (AX-IIs?), they ought to negotiate a smaller OBS crew for the reasons Arlington mentioned. Ideally, one or both of the ACs would provide some sort of customer service beyond their train-handling duties, even just “pinch hitter at the snack bar while the OBS crew takes a bathroom break.”

That said, Amtrak has a strong case that it doesn’t need an extra person due to the consist being permanently coupled and more accessible than the AX-I. It’ll be an interesting thing to see when they roll out an operational plan, because Amtrak hadn’t said anything about needing extra crew.
Different unions, different contracts. Then again, they could play the old railroad game of it's only a car if it has couplers. Railroad bills by the carload? No problem: we build a super car. Railroads still consider an intermodal 5-pack as one car for reporting car counts.

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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by SRich » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm

Are there already new pictures of the new train?
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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by Acela150 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:23 am

The monthly NGEC report for August states that 2 passenger cars are complete, minor delays have occurred but delivery of the first trainset to TTCI is STILL on track for January.

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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:19 pm

There are under construction pic in Trains a few months back,also in PTJ current issue(2019-3).
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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:33 pm

SRich wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Are there already new pictures of the new train?
Unofficial photos, no. However, like anything else, there ARE some pics already out there. I must say, the front of the powercars look sharp and I like them better than the original Acela.

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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by Acela150 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:49 pm

AmtrakLocomotiveEngineer wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:33 pm
SRich wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Are there already new pictures of the new train?
Unofficial photos, no. However, like anything else, there ARE some pics already out there. I must say, the front of the powercars look sharp and I like them better than the original Acela.
I'll take a guess that sometime soon some unofficial photos will show up shortly. With delivery of the first trainset to TTCI on track for January it makes to much sense.

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Re: Acela II (Avelia Liberty): Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Post by Rockingham Racer » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:00 am

There have already been a few photos on Facebook.

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