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

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  by west point
 
That European horn means that a HSR train is approaching.. Should only be used for speeds 126+. A different warning that may mean something to by standees. KEEP it for those speeds.
  by David Benton
 
Jeff Smith wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:04 pm Deep Purple Highway Star!
Mate ! Grew up listening to that , coudn't understand why the girls didn't like it .
Even got a line that may reflect amtrak's maintenance policy ,
"I'm gonna race it to the ground"
Before Mr Norman dons his earmuffs , there is a bit of high culture involved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Concer ... _Orchestra
  by Fan Railer
 
Video compilation of the last two weeks of representative route testing action. Enjoy =)

Train is scheduled to make the return trip to Philadelphia this Saturday (4/17), so keep an eye out for it.
  by Jeff Smith
 
David Benton wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Jeff Smith wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:04 pm Deep Purple Highway Star!
Mate ! Grew up listening to that , coudn't understand why the girls didn't like it .
Even got a line that may reflect amtrak's maintenance policy ,
"I'm gonna race it to the ground"
Before Mr Norman dons his earmuffs , there is a bit of high culture involved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Concer ... _Orchestra
OT exception: Big Blackmore fan, both DP and Rainbow. Saw both in concert with the classic lineup. I would play this for my daughters when taking them to grade school lol they'd be in the back doing the head shake!

Back OT: although I understand the reasoning for the pitch, it really is a disconcerting noise.
  by scratchyX1
 
Jeff Smith wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:47 am
David Benton wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Jeff Smith wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:04 pm Deep Purple Highway Star!
Mate ! Grew up listening to that , coudn't understand why the girls didn't like it .
Even got a line that may reflect amtrak's maintenance policy ,
"I'm gonna race it to the ground"
Before Mr Norman dons his earmuffs , there is a bit of high culture involved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Concer ... _Orchestra
OT exception: Big Blackmore fan, both DP and Rainbow. Saw both in concert with the classic lineup. I would play this for my daughters when taking them to grade school lol they'd be in the back doing the head shake!

Back OT: although I understand the reasoning for the pitch, it really is a disconcerting noise.
OT exception: I was thinking more of a distorted tritone, with flatted 5th. Something discordant, and thus noticeable.
  by scratchyX1
 
Greg Moore wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm So what I'm thinking is it should go like this...
a fourth a fifth, a minor fall and then a major lift?
Hmm, John Cale (who did one of the best versions of that tune) has some work that would make a horn sound that would alert even Hellen Keller.. Now.
Pretty much anything off "white light , white heat".
  by Fan Railer
 
Trainset 1 scheduled to be picked up from TTCI and transported back to Hornell in the coming week or so. Extra power was sent west from Chicago on today's Southwest Chief, 3 (26). If you are out that way, this is your one chance to shoot the new Acela where it will likely never go again.
  by Acela150
 
Fan Railer wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:21 pm Trainset 1 scheduled to be picked up from TTCI and transported back to Hornell in the coming week or so. Extra power was sent west from Chicago on today's Southwest Chief, 3 (26). If you are out that way, this is your one chance to shoot the new Acela where it will likely never go again.
As of 730am MT on 4/29 the trainset was beginning to start towards Upstate NY.
  by Tom coughlin
 
At 8:03am this morning, the returning Acela 2 passed the “Virtual Railfan” cam at Northeast, PA.

The train appeared to be moving at track speed.

Tom Coughlin
Stow, MA.
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