Old 07-12-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Question "T" speed limit sign?

In this photo: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=112269 there is a speed limit for Passenger and Freight, but also a "T" speed limit of 55. What type of train is "T"?
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:41 PM   #2
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If memory serves, that sign is specially posted for Amtrak's Talgo trains (used on the Cascades).
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:52 PM   #3
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sorry for this question.
what meaning amtrak talgo trains?
if it were like the normal passenger amtrak trains i think that the T-speed limit isnot for it.
if so i think that this speed limit is for rail grinders (just thinking)
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:41 PM   #4
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sorry for this question.
what meaning amtrak talgo trains?
if it were like the normal passenger amtrak trains i think that the T-speed limit isnot for it.
if so i think that this speed limit is for rail grinders (just thinking)
I'm no expert, but a Talgo trainset has a system wherein computer systems tell the train to 'tilt' into curved track, allowing for higher speed. It is not like any other Amtrak train in the Western U.S.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:53 PM   #5
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He's right; the T is for Talgo sets.
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Old 07-12-2005, 07:13 PM   #6
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That's strange, the Talgo is already a passenger train, and the speed limits are the same...I guess at some point along the line the P and T speeds might be different (Talgo going faster than regular Amtrak) so they post the T speed limit everywhere they post P and F. :P

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Old 07-13-2005, 01:22 AM   #7
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Photo of Amtrak Cascade
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