by 8th Notch
The cabs on the Avelia trainsets are suppose to have a jumper seat in the cabs for any 2nd person that is occupying the head end.
Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, mtuandrew, Tadman
The future of American high-speed rail is sitting in a building older than the Battle of Gettysburg: a cavernous factory that holds the first shells of a $2 billion fleet of Amtrak Acela trains due to begin running from Washington, D.C., to Boston two years from now.Let us hope that the boondoggle sixty six miles to the East does not have "fallout" on this equipment.
Even as Congress moves toward renewed debates over the future of both Amtrak and high-speed rail, the first of 28 new Acela train sets are starting to take shape here. They are the first new generation of passenger trains on the railroad since the Acela’s debut in 2000.
For Amtrak, that means a chance to relaunch a service that has been both a commercial success and a procurement headache—and still the nearest approximation in the U.S. to the high-speed trains that whisk travelers among major cities in Europe and Asia..
Backshophoss wrote:Believe Hornell was the home to "Super Steel" and their EMD partnership on the DE/DM 30's. This was also the rebuild shop for the Empire service turbos,under the "Super Steel" banner.Super Steel was in Scotia.
Matt Johnson wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:13 am CBS News piece on Avelia Liberty: Inside Amtrak's next-generation Acela train: "Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules"Saw the report on the local news. Looks like they hid some of the coach designs in the report as well. Do we have the floor plans on these cars?