The cars look nice. I think the loco is UGLY...looks like some sort of alien monster. They said the train would have 25% more seats...is that because of added cars or are they scrunching seats tighter like the airlines did?
That thing is ugly, particularly the locomotive.
The cars look like overgrown talgo coaches.
The original Acela looked better (and I never cared for its looks, either).
I only "ran" the original Acela in the "simulator" in Wilmington.
The jobs were based out of NYC and Boston, and I worked in New Haven.
Wouldn't have wanted to be on those jobs, anyway.
And I will go on record as saying i like the droop nose! I do... i think it looks cool. I think the rear of engine should match the coaches in outline though. (there appears to be a little angular shape to the couches no reflected in the engine)