Talgo trains roll out of Milwaukee, ending the company’s Wisconsin operations

May 29, 2014

Talgo Inc. at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night rolled two passenger trains out of Milwaukee and sent them to the Amtrak Beech Grove facility in Indiana to save money.

The company soon will terminate its lease for a city-owned building that, in 2010, was envisioned to be the hub of Talgo’s U.S. train manufacturing…

The contract between the state and Talgo for those two trains remains the focus of a dispute. The state originally commissioned the trains to run on the Amtrak Hiawatha line between Milwaukee and Chicago. Talgo officials anticipate they will sue the state for damages over that contract, [Nora] Friend [Talgo Inc. vice president of public affairs and business development] said…

Read the rest of the story in the Milwaukee Business Journal

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