by Gilbert B Norman
Could be completely irrelevant, but max speed of Rail Jet equipment is 220kmh or 136mph
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:12 pm Could be completely irrelevant, but max speed of Rail Jet equipment is 220kmh or 136mphWhether RailJet Venture style cars can go faster than 125 mph in Europe is immaterial in the USA. Federal laws limit non-HSR trains to a maximum of 125 mph, no exceptions. Brightline trains will only go that fast over the corridor that has no grade crossings (Cocoa Beach to Orlando), otherwise their maximum speeds is 110 mph (W. Palm Beach to Cocoa Beach). Between W. Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale the trains reach maximum speeds of 79 mph, and south of Fort Lauderdale the trains maximum speeds will be 60 mph.
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:53 am @west point How are they going to do testing at 137 MPH if the engines top speed is 125?If you had followed the Spriinters going into service you would have seen posts of them being tested not to 135.5 but almost to 140 for the max authorized speed of 125.. Now Acela - 2 tests still going on have had posted some speeds above 160 but do not remember the fastest speed.