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

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

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  by F40CFan
 
Nice videos. That horn sounds like a demented goose. It definitely is a unique sound.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
F40CFan wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:09 pm Nice videos. That horn sounds like a demented goose. It definitely is a unique sound.
That type of horn is common in France, and has been for decades.
  by TheOneKEA
 
Where should I be checking regularly for info on the next appearance of the Acela II trainsets in Maryland? I’m interested in trying to get photos or video of line-speed passes on the NEC southwest of Baltimore.
  by Fan Railer
 
TheOneKEA wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:32 pm Where should I be checking regularly for info on the next appearance of the Acela II trainsets in Maryland? I’m interested in trying to get photos or video of line-speed passes on the NEC southwest of Baltimore.
The train went down to Ivy City the other night for maintenance; should be headed back up to Race Street within the next day or so.
  by TheOneKEA
 
Fan Railer wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:16 am
More testing tonight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU6c9psnnIY
I'd love to know how much difficulty there was with immunizing the ex-PRR signalling and control systems to protect them from the emissions generated by these new trains. Watching them accelerate slowly to 90mph has me imagining how much EM/RF they could be emitting while doing so.
  by David Benton
 
Maybe not so much a problem as of old, as they take 1000's of little "steps" , rather than big steps more slowly of the older machine. Plus they are tunable , hence them been set up to play music in some cases.
  by Pensyfan19
 
The Avelia Liberty was spotted last night in Penn Station towards GATE interlocking! :-D

Thanks for the great footage Greg!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otHcb_5VTqM
  by Traingeek3629
 
I don't currently own a scanner - do you know what time it'll come through CT tomorrow? I heard it was going to be behind 172, but I don't know how accurate that is.
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