Sneak Peek Photos of Our New Locomotives

Today we are debuting the first round of our new electric Siemens locomotives in Sacramento. They're called Cities Sprinters and they'll replace our entire electric fleet in the Northeast Corridor by 2016.  That's 70 locomotives, a $466 million investment and the creation and preservation of jobs in 60 cities across the country.

Did we mention that they're more energy efficient and will be able to reach speeds of 125 mph?

Check out four sneak peek photos of our new locomotives!

Amtrak City Sprinter (ACS-64)

The Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotives are being assembled at the solar-powered Siemens’ rail manufacturing plant in Sacramento, California.

Interior of the ACS-64

Building the Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotives is providing work for 69 suppliers in 61 cities from 23 states.

ACS-64 Side View

The Cities Sprinter locomotives, which will operate on our Northeast Regional trains at speeds up to 125 mph, are designed to improve reliability, efficiency and mobility.

Mr. Boardman and Mr. Cahill with the ACS-64

Joe Boardman, Amtrak President & CEO, (left) and Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rail Systems division in the U.S., stand with one of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotives.

 

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