Posts Tagged: Locomotives

In the Kitchen, on the Rails with Mo Rocca

In the Kitchen, on the Rails with Mo Rocca

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET is the premiere of Cooking Channel's My Grandmother's Ravioli, where Mo Rocca learns to cook from grandparents across the country. We know we'll be tuning in, you should too! As an added bonus, Amtrak is also getting in on the culinary fun with a contest sending one winning family on a free long-distance train vacation. Entering to win a ...

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New, Powerful Locomotive Rolls into Del.

New, Powerful Locomotive Rolls into Del.

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del) visited our Wilmington Maintenance Facility to see the Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64), our new and more powerful locomotive coming to the Northeast and Keystone Corridors. The Siemens-manufactured ACS-64 is undergoing a portion of its testing in Delaware. But if you're really Team Train like us (we know you are!), you'll want to check out this video ...

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Amtrak Cities Sprinter, Let the Testing Begin!

Amtrak Cities Sprinter, Let the Testing Begin!

First we gave you sneak peek photos of our new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotives, followed by their most impressive facts, and even a chance for you to spot them along the rails.  Next on our ACS-64 journey is TESTING! That’s right, today Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo and Siemens Rail Systems President Michael Cahill traveled ...

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Snap, Tag and Share

Snap, Tag and Share

  Today our new Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotive leaves the Siemens rail manufacturing plant in Sacramento to head east for field testing. Equipped with a custom train wrap (check out the sweet photo above), the ACS-64 will travel on our California Zephyr and Capitol Limited routes before arriving at its final destination in Wilmington, Delaware. Once there, the new locmotive will complete a ...

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New Amtrak Locomotives: The Facts

New Amtrak Locomotives: The Facts

Yesterday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood beside U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Amtrak CEO and President Joe Boardman to announce the launch of our Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotive at an event held at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Go here to see photos from the memorable event. The first locomotive goes into service today, traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., on our Northeast Regional service. The remaining locomotives are scheduled for ...

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New Locomotives Roll Off Assembly Line

Our new Cities Sprinter locomotives represent more reliable and energy efficient service for our Northeast intercity rail passengers. Here, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman and Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rail Systems division in the U.S. provide a look at the new locomotives that will be tested this summer and enter revenue service this fall. Want to learn more about Amtrak and our ...

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Sneak Peek Photos of Our New Locomotives

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 ...

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What Happens When You’re Not on Your Train?

What Happens When You’re Not on Your Train?

There’s a lot that goes into keeping your train in good repair when you’re not riding it. Ever think about how we refuel, wash the windows or replace the wheels? Most light train maintenance happens at our designated 24-hour maintenance facilities. There are several of these facilities across the country in places including Wilmington, Del., Beech Grove, Ind., Washington, D.C., ...

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