Sacramento-built electric locomotives head to East Coast

June 3, 2016

By Marjorie Kirk, Sacramento Bee

Siemens’ manufacturing plant in Sacramento was the site of a grand send-off Thursday for the 70th and final high speed electric locomotive bound for the Northeast U.S. and Keystone corridor.Website Insert Decisions copy

The locomotives were produced at the facility in a $466 million partnership with Amtrak.

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen were among nearly 100 people who bid farewell to the last of the new fleet of locomotives.

The locomotives will tow passenger coaches used by commuters and travelers in Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston and Philadelphia among other Northeastern cities.

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