Fw: Amtrak's New Acela - Rare Mileage Testing on the Keystone Corridor!

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Hold on!! I love high speed passenger trains!
Thanks Jim!

Norris Deyerle

Blue Ridge Chapter, National Railway Historical Society Chairman of Virginia's Rail Heritage Region Partners

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From: Jim Stapleton <jim.stapleton at mindspring.com>
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:20 AM
To: Deyerle Norris <railcow at msn.com>
Subject: Fwd: Amtrak's New Acela - Rare Mileage Testing on the Keystone Corridor!


Sent from my digital telegraph key
Jim Stapleton

Begin forwarded message:


Amtrak's future of high speed travel is soon here! On May 28, 2020, Amtrak tested the Avelia Liberty— the name given to the new Acela built by Alstom in Hornell, New York—for the first time under its own power to Thorndale. The next day they ran again to Lancaster Station on the Keystone Corridor, Amtrak's Mainline between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This is perhaps the only time in history Amtrak's new Acela will run on this track, so we took full advantage to capture the move on our new 4K 60p camera in Ronks and Coatesville, Pennsylvania, mileposts 59.2 and 38.6 respectively, at the former Irishtown Road crossing and the stone arch viaduct, aptly named the Coatesville High Bridge. As a bonus, Norfolk Southern local H84 was on it's way up from Coatesville to W&N Junction while we were awaiting the Acela.
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