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Posted by zaleski on Saturday, November 04, 2017 1:28 PM

I recently used the Talgo service between Seattle and Portland.  There was a high level of offensive sound coming from the engine and/or the talgo equipment.  The sound level made travel in the car nearest the locomotive impossible for me.  I moved to mid-train and found the noise level much lower.  What is the cause of this situation and what can remove the problem. 

In the past I understood Talgo trains could increase speed by 20% over conventional equipment.  This is not the case with the Oregon-Washington Talgoes. The schedule is only a few minutes faster. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, November 05, 2017 10:33 AM

How was the ride quallity?

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Posted by JPS1 on Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:20 PM

 How was the ride quallity? 

I cannot nor do I mean to speak for Zaleski, but I rode the Talgo from Seattle to Portland and back two years ago.  I found the ride to be a bit tinny.  It did not seem as sure footed at Amtrak's standard equipment.

Rio Grande Valley, CFI,CFII

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