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Date: 07/31/20 19:39
7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: jdellachiesa

San Joaquins test train #978 for the new Siemens Venture Cars, passing Delta Road in Knightsen at 10:36am

Jarrod DellaChiesa
Oakley, CA






Date: 07/31/20 19:45
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: cabsignaldrop

I like the looks of these cars. Hopefully they stay clean looking unlike the Horizon cars.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/31/20 19:46
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: jp1822

How many seats in each car? How does the low level seating capacity compare to the bi-level seating capacity?



Date: 07/31/20 19:48
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: jp1822

cabsignaldrop Wrote:
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> I like the looks of these cars. Hopefully they
> stay clean looking unlike the Horizon cars.
>
> Posted from Android

Are they going to be as "efficient" as the bi-level train set and are the stairs to board on the single level train set going to be acceptable to Californians that have been without these for so long?



Date: 07/31/20 20:08
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: goduckies

Its a couple of steps and on that route you have the commets anyway, will be nbd

Posted from Android



Date: 07/31/20 21:01
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: PHall

jp1822 Wrote:
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> cabsignaldrop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I like the looks of these cars. Hopefully they
> > stay clean looking unlike the Horizon cars.
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> Are they going to be as "efficient" as the
> bi-level train set and are the stairs to board on
> the single level train set going to be acceptable
> to Californians that have been without these for
> so long?

There's been a single level trainset on this route for a couple years now.
So it shouldn't be much of a surprise.



Date: 08/01/20 09:05
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: King_Coal

Smart looking train. If it looks as attractive as the Brightline trains on the inside, it will be a winner. They could ditch the "San Joaquins" decal. A little tacky.



Date: 08/01/20 15:15
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: GettingShort

cabsignaldrop Wrote:
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> I like the looks of these cars. Hopefully they
> stay clean looking unlike the Horizon cars.
>
> Posted from Android

The Horizons were always sort a brushed Aluminum look. They were never very shiny and the Aluminum took on a oxidized look fairly quickly.  And Amtrak painted them in Platinum Mist which never aged well. The Siemens look like stainless steel. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/01/20 15:19 by GettingShort.



Date: 08/01/20 15:46
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: joemvcnj

Imagine them in revenue service, radomly mixed with Horizon, Amfleet, and ex-NJT Com-Arrows !



Date: 08/01/20 22:51
Re: 7/31 Siemens Test Train at Knightsen
Author: PHall

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Imagine them in revenue service, radomly mixed
> with Horizon, Amfleet, and ex-NJT Com-Arrows !

That will some trick since they're semi-permamently coupled.



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