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Amtrak unveils locomotives to replace aging fleet

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- When Amtrak unveils the first of 70 new locomotives Monday at a plant in California, it will mark what the national passenger railroad service hopes will be a new era of better reliability, streamlined maintenance and better energy efficiency.

On a broader scale, the new engines could well be viewed as emblematic of the improving financial health of Amtrak, which has long been dependent on subsidies from an often reluctant Congress.

More than 31 million passengers rode Amtrak in the 2012 fiscal year, generating a record $2.02 billion in ticket revenue. Amtrak says it will be able to pay back a $466 million federal loan for the locomotives over 25 years using net profits from the Northeast Corridor line, where ridership hit a record high last year for the ninth time in 10 years.

 

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Since Yahoo could not find a picture of one, here it is.

 

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I can't wait to see these on service. It's a good looking engine.

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Wow, they actually started on these??? Did not know... (that is one nice loco)

 

Yep. They are scheduled to be delivered sometime late this year.

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On one hand, it's good to see they're modernizing the fleet, but on the other hand, I've seen nicer locomotives.  I'd take an FL-9 or even an E60 over the ACS-6 any day.

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Because it's too big. Amtrak should be predominant in size. This just makes it look like a giant moving flag

 

Be nice if some were done in retro paint....;)

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http://w3.usa.siemens.com/mobility/us/en/rail-solutions/locomotives/Pages/amtrak-cities-sprinter.aspx

According to the tracking feature on the new official Siemens USA page, locomotive 602 should be in Wilmington, DE before the July 4th weekend. Happy hunting to those along the route.

Too bad it's not running to NYC.

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