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Tilting Amtrak Cascades passenger cars use the Talgo design.
Talgo 350 train as used for high-speed service Madrid-Tarragona
Talgo 350 train as used for high-speed service Madrid-Tarragona

Talgo is a Spanish manufacturer of railway vehicles. It is best known for a design of articulated railway passenger cars in which the wheels are mounted in pairs, but not joined by an axle, and being between rather than underneath the individual coaches. Another feature of the design is the suspension, which allows the vehicle to passively tilt into curves, aiding passenger comfort. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB) Summary Mike Chapman Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB) Summary Mike Chapman Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Amtrak Cascades consist in Portland, Oregon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 348 pixelsFull resolution (893 × 388 pixel, file size: 51 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Talgo Metadata This file contains additional... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 348 pixelsFull resolution (893 × 388 pixel, file size: 51 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Talgo Metadata This file contains additional... Restored passenger cars on display at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, WI. A passenger car is a piece of railroad rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers. ... An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. ... The front suspension components of a Ford Model T. Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. ...


TALGO stands for "Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol" (Goicoechea-Oriol light articulated train), Alejandro Goicoechea and Oriol being the founders of the company. Its name gives the key to its success: this system is much lighter than any other, thus cheaper to operate. Since the introduction of the "Talgo Pendular", the train tilts naturally inwards on corners, making it more comfortable for the passengers. This system also allows the train to run faster on some lines.


Talgo trains fitted with variable gauge axles can change rail gauge - for instance at the Spanish/French border. There are two variable gauge axle systems, That of the Talgo Company, see [1] and click on Variable Gauge Axles (on the left). ... The dominant rail gauge in each country shown Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. ...


Talgo cars are used in the Amtrak Cascades services from Vancouver, British Columbia south to Seattle, Washington, continuing south via Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Oregon Amtrak Cascades consist in Portland, Oregon. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Nickname: Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated December 2 1869 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Greg Nickels (NP) Area  - City  142. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Nickname: Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Kitty Piercy Area  - City  40. ...


Talgo Patents S.A. was originally incorporated in 1942. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...


Talgo has also entered the high-speed train manufacturing market. "Talgo 350" trains will be operating at a top speed of 350 km/h on the Madrid-Barcelona line by the end of 2007.


In March 2007 Talgo sold its Finnish rolling stock manufacturing subsidiary Talgo Oy to its local management and other Finnish investors. The company, which Talgo had owned for only seven years, reverted to its previous name of Transtech Oy. VR type EDFS (InterCity 2) double-deck carriage built at Otanmäki by Talgo Oy (now Transtech Oy) Transtech Oy is Finlands major domestic manufacturer of railway rolling stock. ...


Talgo trains are also in use in Kazakhstan for the overnight train Almaty - Astana.


2004

  • 26 25kV AC variable gauge trains for 250km/h long-distance services using two Bombardier power cars and Talgo Series VII trailer cars (E370m) [1]

See also

Talgo XXI is the world fastest diesel-powered train, having traveled at 256. ... Amtrak Cascades operates with tilting Talgo permanently coupled trainsets Siemens LRV (articulated, low-floor) in Portland, Oregon Articulated well cars with containers Articulated cars are rail vehicles which are much longer than single passenger cars because they combine a number of smaller, lighter cars which are semi-permanently attached to... A tilting train is a train with a tilting mechanism that enables increased speed on regular railroad tracks. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Restored passenger cars on display at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, WI. A passenger car is a piece of railroad rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers. ... Amfleet are a suite of railroad passenger cars built for Amtrak by Budd from 1973 - 1977 totalling 492 cars (406 coaches and 86 Amcafes). ... The Comet passenger car series was first designed in the late 1960s by Pullman-Standard as a modern commuter car for North American rail lines. ... Amtraks Heritage Fleet program was started was started in 1977 to equip older cars from Amtraks predecessor railroads to Head End Power (HEP). ... This converted Auto Train lounge shows the typical exterior of Superliner cars. ... The Viewliner is a single-level sleeping car used by Amtrak on eastern routes. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Talgo (1294 words)
Talgo cars are used in the Amtrak Cascades services from Vancouver, British Columbia south to Seattle, Washington, continuing south via Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Oregon Amtrak Cascades consist in Portland, Oregon.
Talgo trains may also change rail gauge by means of a special installation (variable gauge axles), for instance at the Spanish/French border.
It is known that all vehicles, when travelling along a line or curved track, are naturally pushed sideways to the outer part of the curve which, in the case of railway vehicles, is translated into a tendency to lean outwards and for the carbodies to turn in the same direction.
Railway Technology - Fastest Voith Turbo Transmission for the Talgo High-Speed Train (521 words)
During a test ride between Madrid and Barcelona the Talgo reached a record speed of 254 km/h.
In future, Talgo passengers will reach their destination on this line in less than two and a half hours.
It is planned to run the train at an average speed of 180 km/h on the 650 km high-speed line from Madrid to Sevilla.
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