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    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Friends of the 261 have a Skytop dome "Cedar Rapids": Cedar Rapids peter
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    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    Here is a quick throw-together of my Viewliner dome idea.
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    Would Viewliners like these be possible (Or even Useful)?

    I don't have drawings off-hand but have over the years been playing around with a Viewliner dome design. peter
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    Alstom making progress on Acela 2 contract

    European train gets European-style horn I guess. peter
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    Siemens Venture Coaches: What Purpose Will They Serve?

    Siemens does make the Viaggio Twin, which is their bi-level varriant of the coaches we're getting for the midwest. They're a bit more like the Bombardier BiLevel cars, than Superliners. Stadler apparently now has the rights to build the Colorado Railcar designs. One could go for that design. peter
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    Siemens Venture Coaches: What Purpose Will They Serve?

    Purely speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised to see both Stadler & Alsom (as well as Siemens) put in bids for the Amfleet replacements. All three make coaches that are very similar (based initially off the Eurofima design) to the new Viaggio coaches for California, the Midwest & Brightline...
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    Siemens Venture Coaches: What Purpose Will They Serve?

    I believe the NEC testing is for speed & compatibility with Amtrak's systems. As for doors, there are 2 types of doors being installed in these cars. One is a low-level door, with traps; which is the one you see closest to the Amfleet. The floor is still the same height (or very close to) as...
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    Current consist of # 30 - 29

    Just hypothisising here... but they might be using a Coach-Baggage (lower level seating is a baggage compartment); and a Diner-Lite for the Dining/Lounge situation. peter
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    I can see (name of train) from my window/porch/etc.

    Well now that my office is also my house, I no longer see the Wolverine. However I can occasionally hear the Ann Arbor Railroad passing by, if the weather & noise conditions are right. Interestingly I've not heard it recently, but according to NextDoor a bunch of people who normally don't hear...
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    Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

    I think it looks closer to the ACS-64 nose. peter
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    I can see (name of train) from my window/porch/etc.

    Since we're sharing some images, taken from the parking lot & my work last summer. peter
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    I can see (name of train) from my window/porch/etc.

    My work is directly next to the MDOT Michigan Line. While I can't see the tracks from my desk, if I pop out the front door I can watch the Wolverine zip passed. We even used to have a rail connection back in the day (you can still see the tracks in the parking lot out back.) peter
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    Michigan trains late!

    In 2019 the Bluewater was on time 39% of the time; the Pere Marquette 62%; the Wolveriene 27% (the worst of all Corridor trains & tied for 2nd worst of all trains)...
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    People will steal your stuff on amtrak right in front of you.

    Actually they do, in fact Amtrak even has their own police force that can handle that type of stuff if the local law enforcement doesn't. peter
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    Bringing food and wine from Vancouver to Seattle?

    It's still illegal federally in the US, so crossing the border into the US with any is a big no-no.
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