RailPictures.Net Photo: AMTK 2012 Amtrak Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset at West Windsor, New Jersey by Mitch Goldman
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Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset (more..)
Princeton Junction (more..)
West Windsor, New Jersey, USA (more..)
September 24, 2012
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AMTK 2012 (more..)
Mitch Goldman (more..)
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Goal: 165 MPH!!! Note the long string of arching sparks along the wires of the yet to be rebuilt catenary suspension. Amtrak ran it's Acela Express in a series of high speed test runs between 10:30 PM Monday night through 2:30 AM Tuesday morning in preparation for anticipated revenue service at 160 mph in the near future. This was the last of 7 runs test runs which reached an unverified speed of 160 mph. Additional tests were later ran in DE/MD nearly reaching an unverified 170 mph. Further test followed in MA and RI. I'll tell ya, the headlight was not a pin point of light very long during approach.
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