NEW AMTRAK LOCOMOTIVES TAKE TO THE TEST TRACKS
Amtrak is testing its new Amtrak Cities Sprinter electric locomotives before placing them into service in the northeast. The tests include maximum speed runs, acceleration, braking, operating with Amtrak passenger coach cars among other tests.
The engines produced by Siemens are expected to improve reliability, efficiency and mobility for intercity rails in the Northeast and Keystone corridors. They will replace locomotives that have traveled an average of 3.5 million miles along these routes while in service for 25 to 35 years.
The locomotives will operate at speeds up to 125 miles per hour in the Northeast Corridor and up to 110 miles per hour in the Keystone Corridor.
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