Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby 8th Notch » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:05 pm

The cabs on the Avelia trainsets are suppose to have a jumper seat in the cabs for any 2nd person that is occupying the head end.
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby Acela150 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Updated information is available in the link below by clicking the "Amtrak Procurement and Program Update".

According to the link we should be seeing a brand new Acela set in the next 6 months.

http://www.highspeed-rail.org/Pages/201 ... ting-.aspx
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon May 13, 2019 11:39 am

Today's Wall Street Journal has a comprehensive and objective article (some within the passenger train advocacy community hold they know not the definition of objectivity) regarding the status of the Avella project. The article simply refers to as Acela:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-gener ... 1557662401

Fair Use:

The future of American high-speed rail is sitting in a building older than the Battle of Gettysburg: a cavernous factory that holds the first shells of a $2 billion fleet of Amtrak Acela trains due to begin running from Washington, D.C., to Boston two years from now.

Even as Congress moves toward renewed debates over the future of both Amtrak and high-speed rail, the first of 28 new Acela train sets are starting to take shape here. They are the first new generation of passenger trains on the railroad since the Acela’s debut in 2000.

For Amtrak, that means a chance to relaunch a service that has been both a commercial success and a procurement headache—and still the nearest approximation in the U.S. to the high-speed trains that whisk travelers among major cities in Europe and Asia..

Let us hope that the boondoggle sixty six miles to the East does not have "fallout" on this equipment.
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue May 14, 2019 11:19 pm

Hornell shops really has been a part of history, over 150 years and going from Erie Railroad to EL, Conrail, MK, Amerail and then Alstom.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.
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Re: Avelia Liberty: Design, Production, Delivery, Acceptance

Postby Backshophoss » Mon May 20, 2019 1:28 am

Believe Hornell was the home to "Super Steel" and their EMD partnership on the DE/DM 30's.
This was also the rebuild shop for the Empire service turbos,under the "Super Steel" banner.

Amtrak seems to retaining the Acela name,The original sets are now Acela I's ,the first generation.
The Liberty sets could be refereed to as Acela II's,as the next generation cars for this service.
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