Rumor has it? Back in 2011 Amtrak announced its intentions to buy 40 additional ACELA cars to add capacity to the ACELA Trains on the NEC. There was no discussion of “off the shelf” cars or a larger car order with economies of scale for cars to be used on other services besides ACELA. Since the ACELA cars were a one of a kind order and no longer in production start up of such a small order would be expensive. There are now unconfirmed reports on the Web that plans for more ACELA cars has been cancelled.
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