Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

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jrud

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Hi,
Follow this link to the AASHTO website which now has the January and February 2020 monthly meeting minutes AND the 2020 Annual Meeting materials and PowerPoint presentations uploaded for public viewing. It is interesting reading materials. Items have been uploaded over thevpast two days. More information may be uploaded tomorrow, since I see no presentation on the passenger cars yet.

Other than the VIA presentation (specifically mentioned in the minutes), the minutes may well cover all the information from the meeting. There may not be any need for a separate passenger car presentation. This differs from previous meetings, but could be the method for handling 2020 meeting.
 

rickycourtney

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It’s always been a bit unclear what was meant by “bolt on nose.”

On the Genesis locomotives it’s a “sacrificial” part designed to be easily replaced after a collision.

It’s also clear that it wouldn’t be the same as the nose used on Brightline (which is also an aesthetic piece) because Amtrak can’t have hidden couplers.

It seems that it would be a good bet that the Amtrak units will look similar to the VIA units. It’s got a bigger nose... but still has exposed couplers.
 

rickycourtney

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Other than the VIA presentation (specifically mentioned in the minutes), the minutes may well cover all the information from the meeting. There may not be any need for a separate passenger car presentation. This differs from previous meetings, but could be the method for handling 2020 meeting.
There was quite a bit of information packed into the minutes.
 

NeueAmtrakCalifornia

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It’s always been a bit unclear what was meant by “bolt on nose.”

On the Genesis locomotives it’s a “sacrificial” part designed to be easily replaced after a collision.

It’s also clear that it wouldn’t be the same as the nose used on Brightline (which is also an aesthetic piece) because Amtrak can’t have hidden couplers.
unless it's the Acela
 
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