TALGO Regional Rail Demonstration Slated for January 1999 October 21st, 1998
Amtrak West, in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation, is engaged in talks which, if successful, would bring a TALGO trainset to Arizona for a demonstration in early January 1999. ARPA is assisting in the effort.
The TALGO (Spanish for TrÃ©n Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol) is a lightweight articulated trainset with tilt technology, and is especially suited for rail lines with many curves.
Most likely, the TALGO will be displayed at Phoenix and at Tucson, with a journey between those two points to demonstrate the Regional Rail concept. Prior demonstrations, using Superliner and German ICE equipment, similarly highlighted the ability of modern passenger trains to serve Southern Arizona’s transportation needs.
All rail advocates are encouraged to get involved in this demonstration. Let’s get Arizona on Track to the Future!
- Report on the TALGO in Arizona: TRANSPO 2000