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  by west point
 
A WAG. Maybe SF behind is due to more complicated signaling and lack of specialized chips ?
Another WAG. Is CalTrain having the train sets testing at Pueblo qualifying units to a very high speed ?
  by lpetrich
 
I searched with Google and I found PowerPoint Presentation - Caltrain Electrification Update PPT2.pdf -- is there any page in Caltrain's site that links to it?

Though dated September 22, that document's detailed statistics are for August 31. Much like the previous update documents -- details are for some weeks before the document's date.

But this document shows in red text changes since the previous month.
  by lpetrich
 
Searching again for "Caltrain electrification update" I found PowerPoint Presentation - Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) Project Update PowerPoint.pdf - October 27, 2021

Counts of grade crossing: San Francisco 2, South San Francisco 1, San Bruno 1, Millbrae 1, Burlingame 5, Burlingame/San Mateo (Peninsula Avenue) 1, San Mateo 9, Redwood City 6, Atherton 2, Menlo Park 4, Palo Alto 4, Mountain View 2, Sunnyvale 2, Santa Clara* 1, San Jose 2 (*UPRR owned Reed Street Crossing in Santa Clara)

A grand total of 43.

The update then described the grade-crossing train detectors: a high-speed one and a low-speed one upstream of the crossing, and one downstream of the crossing.

The construction-progress section was dated September 30, like the previous one in being nearly a month behind.
  • Foundations: Segment 1 now at 58%, the other segments done
  • Poles: Seg1: none, Seg2: end of this month? Seg3: done, Seg4: should be done by now
  • Wire: Seg1: one Seg2: steady at 20%, Seg3: done, Seg4: much of it done; all done by the end of this month?
  • Wire testing, signal system: no change
  • Traction power facilities: Burlingame's transformer is 47% installed, low/high-voltage equipment at 5%, sitework 26%, the other facilities approaching completion.
Train testing (quoting the presentation):
  • Dynamic type testing on schedule in Pueblo on trainset 1
  • HVAC type testing trainset 2 ongoing
  • Routine testing trainsets 3 through 6 being performed in SLC
  by lpetrich
 
I searched with "Caltrain electrification update" and I found the latest update: PowerPoint Presentation - 10 - PCEP Update PPT.pdf - its detailed construction updates are dated October 31 for the trackside infrastructure and November 15 for the substations.
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