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Date: 01/22/23 08:33
Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: walstib

I rolled through Salt Lake yesterday and snapped some photos of new, 7-car, electric Caltrain trainsets outside the Stadler plant where they're assembled. 

A number of unassembled Caltrain carbodies were both staged outside, and waiting to be unloaded from railroad flat cars on which they were shipped.

Does anyone know where the carbodies are fabricated, and shipped from?






Date: 01/22/23 09:27
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: cutboy1958

Interesting  Thinking   ada  it  would  seem    upstairs  not  available  to  100 of  disabled. But  very  nice   space  everywhee  else  and  all any one  needs. In  my  opinion. This  will be  an interesting  topic  (ADA)  as  Amtrak seeks  new  long distance  train design  proposals!!



Date: 01/22/23 10:45
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: PHall

cutboy1958 Wrote:
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> Interesting  Thinking   ada  it  would  seem
>    upstairs  not  available  to  100 of
>  disabled. But  very  nice   space  everywhee
>  else  and  all any one  needs. In  my
>  opinion. This  will be  an interesting  topic
>  (ADA)  as  Amtrak seeks  new  long distance
>  train design  proposals!!


But just remember these are short distance "commute" equipment, the same standards may not apply.



Date: 01/22/23 11:33
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: Jishnu

PHall Wrote:
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> cutboy1958 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Interesting  Thinking   ada  it  would
>  seem
> >    upstairs  not  available  to  100 of
> >  disabled. But  very  nice   space
>  everywhee
> >  else  and  all any one  needs. In  my
> >  opinion. This  will be  an interesting
>  topic
> >  (ADA)  as  Amtrak seeks  new  long
> distance
> >  train design  proposals!!
>
>
> But just remember these are short distance
> "commute" equipment, the same standards may not
> apply.

Right. In these all that you need to provide to be ADA compliant is level boarding at one level and access to an ADA Restroom at that level. These have no shared services like Diner, Lounge or Cafe, so access from one car to another is not required. That becomes an issue in LD trains which have significant shared services provided out of a single car.



Date: 01/22/23 12:39
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: joemvcnj

Canada has their own form of ADA. West Coast Express (Vancouver) has a snack counter in one of the cars in each train. How is that handled legally ? 



Date: 01/22/23 14:42
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: goduckies

Such an ugly front

Posted from Android



Date: 01/22/23 15:21
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: PHall

goduckies Wrote:
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> Such an ugly front
>
> Posted from Android

Standard Stradler design. 



Date: 01/23/23 20:04
Re: Trains With That 'New Train' Smell
Author: Jrudnicki

At least the early carbodies were from Switzerland. I presume they still are built there, but I'm not certain. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/23 20:05 by Jrudnicki.



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