Wisconsin Talgos Disposition - MI and now Pacific Surfliner

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Re: Wisconsin Talgos Disposition - MI and now Pacific Surfli

Postby D.Carleton » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:50 am

mtuandrew wrote:
bostontrainguy wrote:After a little investigation:

Amtrak plans to lease two articulated
Series 8 trainsets from Tren Articulado
Ligero Goicoechea Oriol (Talgo) to
support its Cascade intercity service.


https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-0 ... -01959.pdf

Any word on whether Amtrak is leasing them on its own dime, or getting funding from WA and OR?

(Or is BC funding them and planning to plaster the red & white paint job with maple leaves?) :wink:
Or is Amtrak on the hook after partially derailing one set and wrecking another?
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Re: Wisconsin Talgos Disposition - MI and now Pacific Surfli

Postby dowlingm » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:09 am

No news on this - still "resting" in Beech Grove?
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Re: Wisconsin Talgos Disposition - MI and now Pacific Surfli

Postby Tadman » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:11 am

I have a bad feeling these will never see use on US rails. Although I'm not a huge fan, I do enjoy the speed they allow in the PNW over curvy territory.

Worth noting, the Argentines have sent their older Talgos in for upgrade/rehab despite having a raft of brand new Chinese cars. They are really spending money on passenger trains down there, rumor has it the 1948 ex-Chessie streamliner cars (by Budd) are in Escalada shops for rehab as well.
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Re: Wisconsin Talgos Disposition - MI and now Pacific Surfli

Postby frequentflyer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:50 am

Might be time for the PNW to look at the Siemens pax car as most likely it will be the defacto standard going forward in the US.
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