Siemens unveils Amtrak’s new Charger locomotives in Seattle

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An Illinois Department of Transportation SC-44 Charger locomotive during a test run on Amtrak's Cascades corridor in February 2017. The new Charger locomotives about to enter service in the Pacific Northwest will feature the corridor's traditional green and maroon scheme.
Drew Mitchem
SEATTLE — Siemens’ new SC-44 Charger locomotives will soon be put into service on Amtrak’s Cascades route in Washington and Oregon. On May 21, the brand new passenger locomotives were unveiled to the public at Seattle’s King Street Station.

The locomotives were built in Sacramento, Calif., and recently arrived in the Pacific Northwest. Steve Morrison, director of business development for Siemens, says the locomotives are among the cleanest diesel-electric locomotives ever built and the first high speed passenger locomotive to receive Tier IV emissions certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“We’re excited to continue our 160 rail history by helping to usher in the next generation of clean, smart, and efficient rail travel on the Amtrak Cascades,” Morrison says.

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