- Nov 27, 2009
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There are no corrosion issues with the old Acela sets. The issues stem from maintenance - being over 20 years old - and the fact that no one wanted to build new coaches to extend them.I hadn’t heard about corrosion issues - my understanding was that one of the issues with retaining Acela 1 trainsets was that Avelia would need Acela maintenance bays to be rebuilt to its specs.
They are also getting a far better financing deal with the Avelia sets, which was the final nail in the coffin.
There are about 175 unused coaches, sure.Are you sure? Looking at a consist sheet from earlier this week GO seems to have 150-200 spare unused coaches right now.
What are you going to use to pull them? There are almost no spare locos at this point - thus the tender for another 20. Cab cars are also a problem, but the rebuilt ones coming back from ONR should mitigate that.