Amtrak's New Acela - Rare Mileage Testing on the Keystone Corridor!
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Awesome. Thanks for sharing!Ed BellSent from my LG K10, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone------ Original message------From: NW Mailing List Date: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 8:05 PMTo: Cc: Subject:Fw: Amtrak's New Acela - Rare Mileage Testing on the Keystone Corridor!
Hold on!! I love high speed passenger trains!
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From: Jim Stapleton >
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:20 AM
To: Deyerle Norris >
Subject: Fwd: Amtrak's New Acela - Rare Mileage Testing on the Keystone Corridor!
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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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