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Amtrak's Acela Express Power Car Roster Photos
GENERAL: The Acela Express is the fastest train on the Northeast Corridor. On certain sections of the Corridor, this train can reach speeds of up to 150mph thanks to tilting mechanisms built into the trucks. These trains are marketed by Amtrak as being the fastest way to get where you're going which makes them very attractive to time-conscious business travelers.
SPECS: 2 Power Cars are used each train, on each end, eliminating the need to wye the train to turn it around. These cars were built in 2000-2001 by a consortium headed by Bombardier and Alstom. All cars feature Amtrak's "Acela" paint scheme.
TERRITORY: All Acela Express trains operate on the Northeast Corridor only between Boston and Washington.
NOTES: Nearly all of the power cars have had their roof shrouds replaced since Amtrak took delivery. Several other modifications have been made as well. These power cars run trains with limited stops along the Corridor.
2000
Boston, MA
Station Photo
September 30th, 2004
2005
Boston, MA
Acela Express - #2175
September 24th, 2003
2006
Boston, MA
Acela Express - #2150
September 24th, 2003
2009
Boston, MA
Acela Express - #2152
September 24th, 2003
2010
Westwood, MA
Acela Express - #2158
September 24th, 2003
2015
Westwood, MA
Acela Express - #2158
September 24th, 2003
2018
Boston, MA
Acela Express - #2163
September 30th, 2004
2020
Westwood, MA
Acela Express - #2173
September 24th, 2003
2027
Boston, MA
Station Photo
September 30th, 2004
2032
Washington, D.C.
Acela Express - #2155
September 22nd, 2003
2037
Boston, MA
Acela Express - #2150
September 24th, 2003
2039
Boston, MA
Acela Express - #2160
September 24th, 2003