First Siemens Charger locomotive revealed

April 2, 2016

Written by  Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal

THE first Siemens USA Charger passenger locomotive was revealed during a visit by US Federal Railroad Administrator Mrs Sarah Feinberg to the company’s Sacramento plant on March 25.Website Insert Our Name Tells Our Story copy

Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) awarded Siemens a $US 228m contract in 2014 to supply 32 of the diesel-electric locomotives for use on Amtrak services in the states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. The contract included an option for 75 corridor-configured locomotives and 150 long-distance units with 8300-litre fuel tanks.

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