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VTS: Acela Qualification Testing – Mike Trosino, Amtrak Deputy Chief Engineer, Track
September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
This will be an online meeting. Log-on details will be provided with confirmation of your registration.
About the presentation
The presentation is an overview of the 49CFR part 213.345 qualification process for high-speed trains. This regulation calls for the specific qualification of all passenger and freight equipment that the owners intend to operate at speeds exceeding 90 mph, or cant deficiencies exceeding 5-inches. The presentation walks through the process and spells out the steps and pitfalls of the requirements. There is some focus on the Acela II qualification process that is currently ongoing.
About the presenter
Mike Trosino received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1979 from Drexel University. After college internships with Penn Central, Conrail, and Amtrak, Mike joined Conrail as an Assistant Supervisor for Track in Hornell, NY. Mike came to Amtrak in May 1980 and has held positions in the Track/Engineering department. In 1995, he became the Director of Amtrak’s Clearance, Inspections, and Testing department and the Deputy Chief Engineer of Track at Amtrak. Among the many projects he worked on during his career, highlights include the Center City Commuter Tunnel project in Philadelphia, X2000 and ICE train Demo projects, AMD-103 Genesis locomotive development project, New England electrification project, and the Acela I design and qualification process.