Diesel-electric Charger locomotive on test
Siemens has started testing its hybrid Charger locomotive at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
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The Charger locomotive will become a common sight over the coming years, with transport authorities in Illinois, California, Washington, Michigan, Missouri and Maryland all placing orders.
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Charger locomotives will also be used as traction for Florida’s new Brightline passenger rail service. The first of these will be delivered later this year, ahead of the start of passenger service next summer.
Jeff Smith wrote:Dutch, who are the Chargers for?The Charger locomotives are Diesel-Electric locomotives that are based off a European model (probably Vectron) that the Following owners: MARC, Northern Lights Express (BNSF), Brightline (FEC), Caltrans (AMTK), Amtrak Midwest (AMTK), and Cascades (AMTK).
The Siemens Mobility train factory in Sacramento received a contract to build four of its new Charger locomotives for use on the Altamont Corridor Express commuter route, with an option for four additional train engines.