Tag: United States

[US] New Jersey Transit is exercising an option for 17 ALP-45DP dual-power locomotives

Railway Age is reporting: “New Jersey Transit is exercising an option with Bombardier Transportation for 17 ALP-45DP dual-power locomotives, to supplement its existing 35-unit fleet. (..) The contract value is […]

[US] These are the first Charger diesel locomotives for Maryland

Siemens in Sacramento has released the first three Charger mainline diesel locomotives for MARC in Maryland. Together with the first SEPTA electric for Pennsylvania these machines were caught on camera […]

[US] SEPTA: This is the first ACS-64 locomotive for Southeastern Pennsylvania [updated]

New ‘offspring’ for the American branch of Siemens’ locomotive family. Soon, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Authority or SEPTA is to receive its first ACS-64 type electric. Siemens in Sacramento is currently […]

[US] Stadler and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil the first U.S. FLIRT train

Stadler and the Texas-based Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) introduce the first FLIRT for the TEXRail commuter rail line at APTA Expo 2017, the showcase for public transportation in the […]

[US] Alstom redevelops exterior and livery design: The new Amtrak Acela high speed trains will look like this

On 06.10.2017, Amtrak revealed the exterior paint scheme for the 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment currently used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. Amtrak announced in […]

[US] Amtrak: The Midwest welcomes the Charger locomotive

What is it about? The official presentation of the new Siemens Charger diesel locomotive for state-sponsored Amtrak trains in the Midwest. 33 units are on order, now the first locomotives have […]

[US] Caltrain electrification works started – train design update

As you can see, Caltrain is making progress with the exterior design of its future Stadler KISS trains. In May people could vote for their favorite color scheme and the […]

[US] Caltrain is asking: What color scheme do you like most?

Californian passenger operator Caltrain plans to purchase electric KISS trains from Stadler Rail. These will replace diesel-loco hauled trains. The new rolling stock will enter service after the Peninsula Corridor is […]

[US] Siemens USA completes first Caltrans Charger locomotives for California

Next one up: Soon, Caltrans from California will receive its first Charger locomotives. We could already inspct the first units being readied-up for delivery. The photos show the CDTX 2104 […]

[US] First Amtrak Cascades Chargers rolled out

Soon to star on Amtrak Cascades passenger trains between in the northwest of the United States, the first two Charger locomotives for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have […]

[US] IDOT Charger locomotive arrives in Washington for test runs on Amtrak Cascades route

This spring, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will receive eight Siemens Charger locomotives, to be operated on the Amtrak Cascades line. WSDOT is selected by the Federal Railroad […]

[US] Brightline officially presents its first Siemens train in Florida

Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, today showcased its first trainset, BrightBlue. Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its […]

[US] It is the blue one: Siemens completes Brightline’s first trainset

GoBrightline informs: The first Siemens-built Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. […]

[US] It’s alive! First meters of the first Brightline locomotive

It is the first privately funded rail project in the United States. Its ambitious, it is fast, it is brightly colored. In 2017 Brightline will start revenue earning services, connecting […]

[US] Avelia Liberty: It is Alstom that will build the new generation of fast trains for Amtrak

Alstom and Amtrak announced today that they have signed a contract for Alstom to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, which will run on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between […]

[US] Stadler arrives in Silicon Valley: 16 KISS trains for Caltrain

Stadler has been awarded the contract to design and manufacture 16 six-car KISS double-decker electric multiple-unit trains for Caltrain in the Unites States. The contract, with an option for an […]

[US] Watch it go: Siemens Charger no. 4601 at Pueblo Colorado test center

Siemens new diesel-electric Charger locomotives are advancing through a rigorous testing program at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. A variety of tests and validation exercises including maximum speed […]

[US] Amtrak and Siemens celebrate 70th electric locomotive with Sacramento send-off

On 02.06.2016, Amtrak and Siemens celebrated completion of the 70th and final Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive at the company’s rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, CA. The milestone marks […]