Pensyfan19 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:14 pm
A fellow railroad.net member made this very informative video with info from Amtrak and Siemens officials regarding these trainsets, along with some very interesting info for their Procurement (including an entire B unit for the battery motor instead of incorporating it with the engine itself.)
Information obtained from the youtube video linked above:
What $7.3 Billion buys from Siemens
446 Venture cars
58 Venture Cab cars
17 Venture Battery cars
58 Diesel- Catenary ALC 42E locomotives
17 Diesel -Third Rail DC-Battery DC- ALC42E (Tri-Power) locomotives
40 Venture cars
8 Venture Cab cars
(Note 8 SC-44 Diesel locomotives are already in service today)
To be built in three Phases:
Phase 1 (2024-2025) WSDOT Cascades order for 8 trainsets consisting of SC-44 diesel locomotive, 5 Venture cars, + 1 Venture Cab car
Phase 3 (2029-2030) Amtrak Empire Service trains and all regional trains using Hudson River tracks for 17 trainsets consisting of 1 Tri-Power ALC-42E locomotive, 1 Venture Battery car, + 6 Venture cars (No Cab cars)
Phase 2 (2025-2029) Amtrak NEC trains in 3 different configurations
A) Keystone trains for 10 trainsets consisting of 1 ALC-42E locomotive, 4 Venture cars, + 1 Venture Cab car
B) Mostly NEC trains extending south of DC for 16 trainsets consisting of 1 ALC-42E locomotive, 5 Venture cars, + 1 Venture Cab car
C) Mostly NEC trains for 32 trainsets consisting of 1 ALC-42E locomotive, 7 Venture cars, + 1 Venture Cab car
The video broke down the Phase 2 trains by specific trains much better than I did on this list which I have tried to generalize in groups. Good news, 83 trainsets math summation matches the 83 trainsets in the press release. The video did not break down how many Venture cars will be business class, coach class, and food service cars. Sorry!
No Amfleet 2s have cars ordered to replace them yet, maybe future programs will.
There are supposedly an additional 130 more Venture trainsets Amtrak could order.
I also included the projected dates of completion of the several Phases so a record will exist 10 years hence to verify how on time and on budget this funding program fares. Will it be well ran or will it be another fiasco, only time will tell.