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Date: 09/22/22 09:43
WaPost article on new high speed train sets under construction
Author: 2-10-2

Pretty well written except for the “gear shifts” mention on the engineer’s console.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/09/22/amtrak-acela-high-speed-trains/
(Maybe the gear shift is for a 5 or 6 spd transmission vs a 4-spd, that’s what makes it faster)

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Date: 09/22/22 10:16
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: RevRandy

no mention of the Warp Speed control - 

But, yes, a good look at what is coming. 



Date: 09/22/22 11:33
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: pdt

Pay wall for some of us...



Date: 09/22/22 11:54
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: ronald321

Reference is made to Train No. 15 nearing the end of production line.

Does this mean 15 train sets have been completed?

If so, that's a lot more than I expected.



Date: 09/22/22 14:30
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: widowsihler

ronald321 Wrote:
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> Reference is made to Train No. 15 nearing the end
> of production line.
>
> Does this mean 15 train sets have been completed?
>
> If so, that's a lot more than I expected

It's a head-scratcher, all right. Another question: the "shells" are aluminum, it is said. How does that work with the buffering requirements for passenger cars?



Date: 09/22/22 14:39
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: Lackawanna484

At full schedule, with reliability centered maintenance, Amtrak needed 20 Acela train sets, as I recall.

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Date: 09/22/22 15:02
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: ronald321

The current Acels trains total 20

Amtrak ordered 28 of the new ones. (Hope they don't wind up in storage, like the Venture coaches)



Date: 09/22/22 15:17
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: joemvcnj

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> At full schedule, with reliability centered
> maintenance, Amtrak needed 20 Acela train sets, as
> I recall.

17 running, 3 in maintenance.



Date: 09/22/22 15:22
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: jp1822

But how many Acela Express train sets are running at present. I beleive that it's still pulled back a bit!



Date: 09/23/22 03:17
Re: WaPost article on new high speed train sets under constructio
Author: goduckies

How is the view in the cab, seams worse.

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