Re: New Talgos for Cascades
Author: Baron Von Siemens
Date: 08-21-2019 - 08:31

ironically Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Does Amtrak have anything presently or potentially
> (after repair/refurb) operable that *is* PRIIA
> compliant?
Nope!

As a practical matter, anything Amtrak
> can supply quickly for "interim" use to allow
> early retirement of the oldest Talgos would have
> to come from the back lot, and is at least as old
> if not older than the Bad Talgos.

Amtrak/WSDOT are working on this, however, the Host Railroads nation wide are wanting to implement minimum axle counts to help with signal shunting. The CN/IC already is doing this in the Midwest, and both BNSF and UP are rattling their swords, with BNSF wanting a 24 axle minimum and UP a 30 axle minimum. If this happens, it further impacts Talgo operations in the PNW!
>
> You're right that the new trains have to go out
> for a general procurement, and if Talgo proposes
> it would have to be with PRIIA equipment.


>The requirements could, of course, have Talgo written
> all over them, since conventional equipment would
> not be able to maintain the curve speeds of Talgo
> and therefore would not be able to run on the same
> schedules.

The curve speed of the Talgos should already be in the PRIIA specifications. Realistically, with the California/IDOT order,VIA, and a future Brightline order, Siemens is the logical choice.

I am not ruling out CAF, Bombardier, or Stadler, and would really like to see Stadler give Siemens a run for their money!

Of course, we also have the potential of CRRC (Chinese)totally under bidding everyone on this procurement, which could be a major disaster.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  New Talgos for Cascades Joe Cullum 08-21-2019 - 00:36
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades BNSF1995 08-21-2019 - 04:05
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades FUD 08-21-2019 - 06:45
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades ironically 08-21-2019 - 07:09
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Baron Von Siemens 08-21-2019 - 07:35
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades ironically 08-21-2019 - 08:13
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Baron Von Siemens 08-21-2019 - 08:31
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades ironically 08-21-2019 - 09:13
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Baron Von Siemens 08-21-2019 - 11:10
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades ironically 08-21-2019 - 17:48
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades ironically 08-21-2019 - 17:54
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades les 08-21-2019 - 18:37
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Dr Zarkoff 08-21-2019 - 19:13
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades les 08-21-2019 - 09:14
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades LES 08-21-2019 - 09:32
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades lleess 08-21-2019 - 14:16
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Peter 08-21-2019 - 12:02
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades LES 08-21-2019 - 12:27
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Peter 08-21-2019 - 13:14
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades les 08-21-2019 - 13:48
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Ed Immel 08-21-2019 - 13:04
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Confused 08-21-2019 - 19:22
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades Mr Question Man 08-21-2019 - 20:10
  Re: New Talgos for Cascades BOB R 08-21-2019 - 20:47


Go to: Message ListSearch
Subject: 
Your Name: 
Spam prevention:
Please enter the code that you see below in the input field.
 **    **   *******         **  **     **  **    ** 
  **  **   **     **        **  ***   ***   **  **  
   ****    **               **  **** ****    ****   
    **     ********         **  ** *** **     **    
    **     **     **  **    **  **     **     **    
    **     **     **  **    **  **     **     **    
    **      *******    ******   **     **     **    
This message board is maintained by:
Altamont Press Publishing Company