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  by Jeff Smith
MassTransitMag.com: Two more Rocky Mountaineer rail cars to be rebuilt by Alstom
Rocky Mountaineer has awarded a contract to Alstom Transport to rebuild two additional SilverLeaf cars for Canadian tourist railroad. This represents the 11th and 12th SilverLeaf cars Alstom will rebuild for the railroad with the delivery of cars 9 and 10 to be delivered in March 2019.

Alstom explains that the rebuilding requires the cars to be stripped to their frame and trucks and entirely re-engineered; producing newly refurbished train cars for the Rocky Mountaineer fleet. The modernization work includes installation of oversized dome windows, spacious seats and a new interior, which extends the car’s lifetime by at least 10 years. Alstom also notes that the work also includes a thorough engineering design and review to deliver a quality product that assures a vastly improved customer experience thanks to new systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) to increase guest comfort, as well as new flat and curved windows that give guests a 167 percent larger viewing area than before.
The company is currently working on several overhaul projects in North America, including the Port Authority Transit Corporation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Maryland Transit Authority. Alstom’s Mare Island facility in Vallejo, Calif., boasts 100,000 sq. ft. of production and warehouse space and a team of more than 100 employees. In addition to overhauling the coaches for the Rocky Mountaineer, the site also supports the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, for Vendor Management Inventory. The Mare Island team is also modifying bi-level coaches for Caltrans, modernizing light-rail vehicles for Los Angeles County Transportation Authority and repairing damaged trains for other customers.