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Inside Amtrak's new fleet of high-tech locomotives

(Source News Works, May 15, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak has unveiled five gleaming new ACS-64 City Sprinter engines. The sixth of these impressive electric engines goes into service this week and the fleet will replace Amtrak's current 35-year-old engines, which have clocked up three to four million miles each.

The Siemens-made locomotives have been brought in to replace Amtrak's entire fleet of existing engines on the Northeast Regional Corridor... so from Washington D.C. to Boston via Wilmington, Philadelphia and New York. They will also operate on the Keystone Service between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

Full story: www.newsworks.org

Friday, May 16, 2014

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