New Cascades Talgo

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Amtk 1007

Amtrak Conductor
The orignailly designed cab cars had a 40' blind spot in fron of the cab car, fromwhat I have been told, and thery were designed for only one person in the cab, no room for a trainee, DSLE, or the like.
 

Jon Bentz

New Member
There's a very complete article on the Talgo trains for Wisconsin ( will never run there as long as the Tea Party is in control ) and the two sets that have been ordered by the State of Oregon. The cab car was modified to deal with the blind spots for a two person crew. That said, there is still no excuse for crappy aesthetic design. This thing looks like a cross between Daffy Duck and a Platypuss.
 

TCJim

Handler and Palm Reader
There's a very complete article on the Talgo trains for Wisconsin ( will never run there as long as the Tea Party is in control ) and the two sets that have been ordered by the State of Oregon. The cab car was modified to deal with the blind spots for a two person crew. That said, there is still no excuse for crappy aesthetic design. This thing looks like a cross between Daffy Duck and a Platypuss.
In that TRAINS article, he mentions that it looks like Mater from the animated movie CARS.
 
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