Amtrak and Siemens mark completion of final Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotive

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    The last of 70 Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotives has rolled off the production line of Siemens’ factory in Sacramento, California.

    The final electric locomotive will soon enter service on the Northeast Corridor.

    Cities Sprinter locomotives have been operating on the Northeast Corridor between Washington and New York since 2013. The locomotives are also in use on the Keystone Corridor between Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Michael Cahill, president of Siemens Rolling Stock, said: “We’ve been extremely honoured to be a part of Amtrak’s core mission to connect cities and communities with efficient rail passenger rail service.

    “Marking this important manufacturing milestone today, and our ability to produce these 70 locomotives ahead of schedule and on-budget, is a testament to the strong partnership and collaboration between Siemens and Amtrak throughout the project.

    “We will be proud to watch these workhorses continue to come to life on the Northeast Corridor.”

     

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