Talgos Sent to Scrap Dealer

Two Talgo Series 6 trains sets once used for Amtrak Cascades Service have been sent to a California scrap dealer.

The trainsets are owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation and had been idle since a December 2017 derailment of another Talgo trainset in DuPont, Washington

The Talgos were removed from service after the National Transportation Safety Board concluded the Talgo design played a part in the severity of the derailment left three passengers dead.

Talgo has disputed the NTSB findings and filed a formal challenge to some of the report’s conclusions.

Two Series 6 Talgo trainsets that are owned by Amtrak were moved to the carrier’s Beech Grove shops Indianapolis last summer.

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One Response to “Talgos Sent to Scrap Dealer”

  1. Joshua D. Coran Says:

    The Series VI equipment was not removed from service after the 2017 accident but remained in service for years. The Washington DOT owned Mount Olympus protected Train 500, Eugene to Seattle, on June 28, 2020 and the other Washington set, the Mount Hood, did the same on June 29.

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