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astrosa wrote:That was a pretty vague description...but was it this? That's a catenary maintenance car that was converted from an old (non-MU) coach built by Budd for the PRR.
hsr_fan wrote:There is no EMU TGV out there. Perhaps you meant the next generation TGV, if there is one in development?The new TGV in development (I think AGV, "a" standing fro automotrice) is an EMU. I didn't realise the Tier II requirements, but I assume that it still allows EMU trainsets to operate for commuter railroads such as NJT's NEC and M&E lines and the New Haven Line for MNRR.
Tier II safety requirements dictate that no passengers can occupy the lead or trailing unit of the train, so that kind of eliminates EMU's from consideration.
that the EMU is a "been there done that' with the premium service equipment.Does this mean we shouldn't try again? Has nothing changed in the past 40 years in railroad mechanical engineering that we couldn't learn from? Why just because we tried something once a long time again can we not revisit the idea? Aside from the FRA requirements that make this particular topic illegal (passengers in High-Speed EMU's) I'm just curious why many times someone asks a question a response is "been there, done that" but over 30+ years ago is used to seemingly (at least to me) dismiss the idea. I would be interested in knowing how AMTRAK could adapt some of the advances in railroad engineering to the U.S. environment.