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Date: 01/09/19 12:15
Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand?
Author: twropr

Saw this blurb from a Next Generation Corridor Equipment Pool Committee report:
  • The first 7 carshells are in production at Siemens Sacramento Facility and carshell #1 has completed the passivation process.  Carshells 8 through 12 are in the initial stages of construction.  The expansion of the Sacramento production facility is in process and on target for a November completion.
Maybe we're getting closer???
Andy

 



Date: 01/09/19 12:19
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: joemvcnj

Bi-level ?



Date: 01/09/19 12:40
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: Lackawanna484

Passivatizaion Process?

From the rust store:

Passivation is the process of treating or coating a metal in order to reduce the chemical reactivity of its surface. In stainless steel, passivation means removing the free iron from the surface of the metal using an acid solution to prevent rust.



Date: 01/09/19 12:57
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: swirsk53

These are the cars ordered when the Midwest bi-levels were cancelled. They are single level. 



Date: 01/10/19 00:34
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: coach

SINGLE LEVEL = BIG MISTAKE.

The rules are too stringent, and the FRA needs to admit it and back off a bit.



Date: 01/10/19 06:59
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: twropr

Sorry I had mis-remembered that after the Rochelle, IL company could not produce bi-levels that could pass a compression test, that when Siemens took over the Midwest car order it was changed to single level equipment.
My questions remains - what is the status of the Siemens car order?
Andy



Date: 01/10/19 12:56
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: mundo

The status is in the first post.



Date: 01/10/19 13:35
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: 79mph

That is good news.  Siemens seems to be a decent company that believes in following through on their contractual obligations.
The recent Trump executive order did relax the crashworthiness rules.
Too late for this contract though.
Hopefully Joe Boardman's ghosts won't be there micromanaging this deal into oblivion.
Let's also just hope that semi-drivers and trucking companies in Illinois suddently learn how to navigate, properly maintain, and corrrectly operate their rigs.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/19 13:37 by 79mph.



Date: 01/10/19 23:32
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: Jishnu

79mph Wrote:
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> That is good news.  Siemens seems to be a decent
> company that believes in following through on
> their contractual obligations.
> The recent Trump executive order did relax the
> crashworthiness rules.
> Too late for this contract though.
> Hopefully Joe Boardman's ghosts won't be there
> micromanaging this deal into oblivion.
> Let's also just hope that semi-drivers and
> trucking companies in Illinois suddently learn how
> to navigate, properly maintain, and corrrectly
> operate their rigs.
>  
Can you provide some more information with citations as to what Trump executive order relaxed which crashworthiness rule? I am not aware of any such. Thanks.



Date: 01/11/19 06:13
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: Lackawanna484

Here is one perspective on the revised federal standards.

https://cei.org/blog/new-federal-railroad-administration-rule-can-help-reduce-passenger-train-costs

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Date: 01/11/19 08:10
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: Dcmcrider

Jishnu Wrote:
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> 79mph Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >...
> > The recent Trump executive order did relax the
> > crashworthiness rules.

> Can you provide some more information with
> citations as to what Trump executive order relaxed
> which crashworthiness rule? I am not aware of any
> such. Thanks.

It's not an "executive order." The new regulations were developed by FRA  through the normal rule-making process.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 01/11/19 10:14
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: tmurray

coach Wrote:
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> SINGLE LEVEL = BIG MISTAKE.

Not if Siemes wants to win the Amfleet replacement RFP bid.



Date: 01/11/19 10:54
Re: Where does the delivery of Siemens Bi-Levels for states stand
Author: ts1457

coach Wrote:
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> SINGLE LEVEL = BIG MISTAKE.

No standardized, less complex fleet = smart (finally)



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