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

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Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

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  by STrRedWolf
 
west point wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 10:32 pm I remember a video of a freight loco pulling an AX-1 in CT going to BOS,
That's what I mean. If the AX-1's can't get power (sheared off panos, all of them, or the caternary's de-energized), how are they going to get moving again? You gotta get a few diesels in there to haul 'em to a station, offload, and then haul to a yard for repairs.
  by 8th Notch
 
To clarify my previous response since I re looked at what you asked, yes the Acela’s can be hauled by another engine but you cannot use the coaches alone without the power cars. It is possibly to hook up another engine and supply HEP to the train set however the lead engine cannot get all potential alarm data from the trainset that is being hauled so it’s unlikely to see HST’s hauled by another engine in regular pax service.
  by mcgrath618
 
The Acela Is seem to be mostly hitting 150 at Princeton on the WB runs. EB trains are coming up a grade so most have only been hitting the 140s. It's certainly possible for EBs to hit 150, however.

When the new cat is finished at Hamilton there should be no problem getting them up to speed.
  by STrRedWolf
 
8th Notch wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:50 pm
MattW wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:49 am Aren't the Acela-Is limited to 15mph when being towed?
125 max
If that's max tow speed, then get those HHP-8's rehabbed and in Acela colors. Everything on those sets is now cab or passenger.
  by WhartonAndNorthern
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:55 am
8th Notch wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:50 pm
MattW wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:49 am Aren't the Acela-Is limited to 15mph when being towed?
125 max
If that's max tow speed, then get those HHP-8's rehabbed and in Acela colors. Everything on those sets is now cab or passenger.
Tow means tow and operate brakes, not provide electrical power for passenger comfort and probably no toilet flushing or door opening.
  by 8th Notch
 
A HST can be towed and have HEP supplied from another engine, the problem is you cannot connect comm and MU cables which is why it wouldn’t be feasible to have them run in regular service being towed by another engine.
  by STrRedWolf
 
photobug56 wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:57 am So if one breaks down and has to be towed with a passenger load, it's going to get very messy and smelly!
Yeah, at worst case it gets towed to a station and off-loaded. People will get pissed but the train's broke, gotta haul it off the line and get them on something else.
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