NEW AM­TRAK LO­CO­MO­TIVES TAKE TO THE TEST TRACKS

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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.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit Am­trak.com.

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