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#21 cirdan

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:09 AM

Talgo is still in business.
Talgo maintains the equipment themselves.
The parts are made by Talgo itself. Subsystem may and are subcontracted out, but Talgo specs.

Might be a niche here in the US, but a multiple country player.

 

But wouldn't Buy America requirements possibly prevent those parts being sourced from somewhere like Spain.

 

Or does that only apply to new stuff?



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

The Las Vegas Talgo was ordered and built for a planned service that never made it across the finish line. It was intended to go LAX-LAS but for some reason didn't get added. I'm surprised there would only be one talgo set for it. I would have expected two.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:40 PM

I thought that these were the Type 8 cars but according to that link above they are Series 6 cars.  In that case I think they performed very well considering the damage.  Compare this to the 80 killed in the similar Spanish wreck at Santiago de Compostela in 2013.

 

https://en.wikipedia...tela_derailment

 

Now maybe there is a case to bring in the Wisconsin sets that do meet FRA requirements?


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