David Benton wrote: ↑Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:36 am
Most of the European non electrified lines would be branchlines , or secondary lines. Uk and Spain are the only countries I can think of with Mainlines that are not Electrified.
The "international "oil price only differs from the USA price by less than USD $5 per barrel . The USA exports and imports oil , currently a net exporter. That has varied historically.
Saudi Arabia may be a potential customer for the Acelas. I think Mexico's electric passenger line has been deelectrified , and no longer has longer distance passenger trains.
Take another look at the link I supplied earlier, or try this other link I am providing now.
https://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fu ... railway_en
European countries with less than 50% of the rail lines electrified are:
United Kingdom 33%
This list only includes those that were members of the European Union. Stop these generalizations, 2% of the railroads in Ireland does not include all the main lines. Just off this list at the high end, only 53% of the railroads in Germany are electrified. The SC44 and ALC42 Charger diesel locomotives being built brand new for Amtrak by Siemens have German bloodlines in them. Obviously there is a huge market for diesel locomotives remaining in Europe.
Getting the discussion back on topic, back in the day when these train sets were brand new, did not Bombardier build and display a non electric powered version power car to try to sell more Acela trainsets across North America? No one bought one then, maybe just maybe it is still feasible to change the power cars on these train sets.