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Talgo set to move idled high-speed trains to Indiana storage facility

(Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 14, 2014)

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Talgo, the Spanish train manufacturer that's abandoning its Milwaukee headquarters, is about to transport its two high-speed trains from the city's north side to an Amtrak maintenance facility in Indiana to save on storage costs. The destination, the Beech Grove Shops in Beech Grove, Ind., is Amtrak's primary heavy maintenance and overhaul facility.

The trains were originally commissioned in 2009 by Wisconsin for its Hiawatha passenger service between Chicago and Milwaukee, but Gov. Scott Walker's administration canceled maintenance contracts and halted payments in 2012, leading Talgo to declare a breach of contract.

Full story: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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