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Date: 07/31/20 09:59
Siemens in Jack London Square
Author: WP17

That is both Siemens locomotives and cars.
I had been informed that the Siemens passenger test train would be leaving Oakland Jack London Square station early this morning for Fresno. I decided that after 4 months of inactivity to go out and photograph the test train. The first two shots are of the train arriving in Jack London Square from the Amtrak maintenance facility while the third shot is of the train leaving Emeryville

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Date: 07/31/20 10:12
Re: Siemens in Jack London Square
Author: WP17

And for the passenger car enthusisasts here is close-up of the Siemens car in CalTrans paint

 




Date: 07/31/20 13:31
Re: Siemens in Jack London Square
Author: mp51w

Air bag suspension?  I thought we had given up on that for railroad passenger applicatons?



Date: 07/31/20 16:34
Re: Siemens in Jack London Square
Author: PHall

Would be nice if the Cabbage was repainted to match the new equipment.
But I'm not holding my breath...



Date: 07/31/20 17:38
Re: Siemens in Jack London Square
Author: hsr_fan

PHall Wrote:
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> Would be nice if the Cabbage was repainted to
> match the new equipment.
> But I'm not holding my breath...

Likely just an interim solution.  There are cab cars on order.
 



Date: 07/31/20 18:18
Re: Siemens in Jack London Square
Author: Topfuel

mp51w Wrote:
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> Air bag suspension?  I thought we had given up on
> that for railroad passenger applicatons?

Well, you know, we MUST re-invent the wheel with every new order.....

What works in Europe does not generally work so well here in the US of A, but we must nonetheless re-learn this every generation.  Fixed-consist passenger trains are the same way. Always sounds great to new comers.  Never works well in practice over here.



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