Alstom making progress on Acela 2 contract

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daybeers

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Update from the NGEC. The transit in Philly tested at 125 MPH. But has been sidelined for now with PTC issues, which for something new isn't all to surprising.
- Amtrak Equipment Procurement Update – as of 6-16-20:
On the Acela: The first Trainset is at Pueblo at TTCI for testing. It has reached speeds up to 165 mph on the test track. The second Trainset has done a few early runs out of Philly a couple of times and has reached 125 mph. There are still a few PTC issues that are being worked on.
On the Charger Locomotives: The locomotive continues to be under construction with little impact from the COVID 19 pandemic. It remains on schedule for February-March (2021) delivery of the first test locomotive on the NEC.
On the Intercity Trainset Procurement: This procurement is proceeding, but it is at a stage where it remains in the “cone of silence”.
Any news on NEC North testing? I'd go down to New Haven/somewhere on the shore to see it.
 

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Any news on NEC North testing? I'd go down to New Haven/somewhere on the shore to see it.
As it stands now, no. A fairly reliable source on Facebook stated the other day that the trainset will be holding still in Penn Coach Yard until the beginning of the new month. But as with anything you hear on Facebook, take it with a grain of salt. Yesterday I passed by 30th Street and their were some folks working on a Power Car on the roof. The past few times I've passed by, the track that the Trainset is on at the time has had the overhead grounded.
 

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She took a stroll to DC today. Video credit to SuperStar Rendon.

What's he doing at MY station? :D (There was at least one other guy there, but I didn't get the H/U in time to show up...thank goodness considering the heat)
 
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Acela150

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What's he doing at MY station? :D (There was at least one other guy there, but I didn't get the H/U in time to show up...thank goodness considering the heat)
If it makes you feel better I didn't know about it. I got tossed from the good NEC group. Although I've heard that group isn't "fun" anymore. But even if I did know I had to work today. Do you know when she headed south?
 
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