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The blue set of the Cascades Talgo, originally intended for Las Vegas service. The F59 PHI loco restricts this train to an unbalanced superelevation of 6 inches allowed by an FRA waiver, and BNSF allows only 5 inches, in order to compensate for possible deficiencies in track maintenance.

© Steven J. Brown, used with permission. This picture is originally located at his own homepage. It can be found here in its original context.

Unit conversion for text on this page.
6 inches unbalanced superelevation 152 mm unbalanced superelevation 1.0 m/s2 unbalanced lateral acceleration
5 inches unbalanced superelevation 127 mm unbalanced superelevation 0.83 m/s2 unbalanced lateral acceleration