Talgo is the name of a unique type of passenger train set
manufactured by a Spanish company of the same name.
The name Talgo comes from the words light articulated
train combined with the last names
of the two founders of the company,
Alejandro Goicoechea and José Luis Oriol.
In the Pacific Northwest, Talgo trains have been used
for intercity passenger rail service since the 1990s.
In this video, we will learn briefly
about the history of these trains in Amtrak service
and then we will see several of them in operation
on Amtrak Cascades Trains.
Both the Series 6 and Series 8 sets are featured in this video
and we will visit a variety of different locations
along the rail corridor all the way from Oregon’s Willamette Valley
to the US-Canadian border at Blaine, Washington.
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