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15 hours ago, Oc4526 said:

Found this on a FB group that I follow
 

Vermonter Extension to Montreal 

https://trainsinthevalley.org/vermonter-extension-to-montreal/

Not sure what the point of the extension would be as trains 68 and 69 serve Port Kent, NY and Montreal which is a ferry ride from Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is a potential terminus of the Vertmonter.

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On 1/22/2020 at 12:25 PM, Viafreak said:

Not sure what the point of the extension would be as trains 68 and 69 serve Port Kent, NY and Montreal which is a ferry ride from Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is a potential terminus of the Vertmonter.

The Port Kent ferry & the stop in Port Kent Ny is also closed in the winter. 
 

Where as the train would bring people to Vermont year round. (ski in the winter and bike in the summer ) 

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2 hours ago, dowlingm said:

Really not a fan of the coach colour scheme. Even if you have to have that white along the windows, why not continue or blend the lower blue stripe along the power car?

It will be blended in. They haven't yet finished applying the graphics to the whole trainset.

 

Dan

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2 hours ago, smallspy said:

They didn't on the Acela, either.

True, but the mismatch was less pronounced on the old sets. 

I read somewhere that this is because the power cars are also being used for SNCFs order for new TGVs, and the profile matches the double decks that they'll be hooked up to. Product standardization I guess...

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20 hours ago, Doppelkupplung said:

I read somewhere that this is because the power cars are also being used for SNCFs order for new TGVs, and the profile matches the double decks that they'll be hooked up to. Product standardization I guess...

There are a whole host of reasons why the shape and profile of power cars doesn't match that of the cars, and while none of those reasons will appease those who's OCD/sensibilities are offended (mine included) by the mismatch, that particular reason is not one of them. The upcoming order from SNCF for new Duplexes will feature power cars that look like these ones, but they are not the same as the ones built in the US, not by a long shot.

 

Dan

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Can’t see who is going to want the Series 6s for revenue if WSDOT don’t; which insurer is going to want to touch them given what NTSB feels about them? At least the 7s have their own cab cars instead of requiring NPCUs.

WSDOT have put them up for sale but I suspect a final use akin to the Turboliners - police/fire training or something similar.

https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/business/trainsets-sale

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On 10/17/2020 at 9:05 PM, John Oke said:

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/cp-rail-purchases-full-control-of-detroit-river-rail-tunnel/wcm/32de148c-0617-4ef1-9a6c-bb23e9da86a7/amp/
CP has bought full control of the Detroit-Windsor rail tunnel, which would help Amtrak in restoring Toronto-Detroit rail service 

Did the international use this tunnel when it was running?

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