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On a broader scale, the new engines could well be viewed as emblematic of the improving financial health of Amtrak, which has long been dependent on subsidies from an often reluctant Congress.
More than 31 million passengers rode Amtrak in the 2012 fiscal year, generating a record $2.02 billion in ticket revenue. Amtrak awarded the contract in 2010 to Munich-based Siemens AG, which has made a big investment in the American rail industry over the last decade.
Among the improvements in the new locomotives are computers that can diagnose problems in real time and take corrective action and a braking system capable of generating 100 percent of the energy it uses back to the electric grid — similar to the way a hybrid automobile’s motor acts as a generator when braking, according to Michael Cahill, CEO for Siemens Rail Systems. They also feature crumple zones, which are basically cages built onto the front end of the train that can absorb impact from a collision. The locomotives, called Amtrak Cities Sprinters, are based on Siemens’ latest European electric locomotive and will replace Amtrak equipment that has been in service for 20 to 30 years and has logged an average of 3.5 million miles. Simply having the same type of locomotive in operation should cut costs, according to Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm.


This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. Built in the 1990's, these locomotive form the backbone of long haul Amtrak passenger service. Kato is producing the current version of this locomotive, complete with the features modelers have been demanding for years. Directional lighting on both front and rear: The P42 has double the normal number of lighting options from previous HO offerings, with directional head AND tail lights on both front and rear, with a toggle that will allow you to deactivate one or both lighting pairs when operating multiple P42’s in a single train! Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Amtrak says it will be able to pay back a $466 million federal loan for the locomotives over 25 years using net profits from the Northeast Corridor line, where ridership hit a record high last year for the ninth time in 10 years.
The company makes about one of every three light rail vehicles in North America and is building light rail vehicles for Minneapolis, Houston and San Diego at the Sacramento plant where Amtrak’s locomotives are being produced. That could produce energy savings of up to $300 million over 20 years, the company estimates. The new models will be the first in North America to use them, in compliance with new federal safety guidelines, Cahill said. Amtrak now uses three locomotive models, requiring slightly different maintenance, parts and training.
Developed by GE, over three hundred of these locomotives were built with units also operated by Via Rail and Metro-North.


This will also be the first Kato USA HO Scale locomotive featuring their new more powerful, higher pulling power and smaller drive trains. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. The first is due to go into service by this fall, and all 70 are expected to be in service by 2016.
Powered by GE FDL16 prime movers, these locomotives were designed for low overall height and are the only locomotives in the Amtrak roster that can operate across the entire system. They also feature a monocoque body design for lower weight and better aerodynamic performance.
Since their introduction, various upgrades and improvements have been made to the locomotive to reduce operating and maintenance costs. One of the most noticeable of these is the replacement of the original noses with fibreglass versions.




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