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>This is of interest for Amtrak fans - the new "Acela Express" trains
>have TGV-based locomotives, but traditional separately-coupled
>coaches of Canadian design.  Current Amtrak plan is to start operating
>these trains (at 150 mph max) in November between Boston and Washington.

Speaking as someone who lives at the opposite end of that run from Mike,
I would like to point out that in 1999 this service was also supposed to
start in November (and several months in between).  In November 2001 I
do have to go to Washington, so maybe by then...