Monthly Archives

May 2013

Two New Amtrak Cascades Trains Now Have Names

| May 15, 2013

More than 1,200 people participated in a month-long survey to name two new Amtrak Cascades trains, and the winners rose easily above the others: Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor are the names for the two new 13-car trainsets.

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Amtrak Unveils Advanced Technology Locomotives for Northeast Service

| May 13, 2013

A new era of more reliable and energy efficient Amtrak service for Northeast intercity rail passengers is coming down the tracks as the first of 70 advanced technology electric locomotives being built by Siemens begin rolling off the assembly line today. The first units of the $466 million order will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall.

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Amtrak Rolls Out Updated Exhibit Train

| May 2, 2013

Amtrak is showcasing its past, present and future in a traveling Exhibit Train that will make various stops around the country. The refreshed and updated Exhibit Train follows the popular 40th anniversary version that celebrated Amtrak’s history with a tour in 2011 – 2012.

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Amtrak at 42: Fulfilling a National Mission

| May 1, 2013

As Amtrak celebrates its 42nd year as America’s Railroad®, we remain a vital part of the national transportation network and economy. With record ridership and strong financial performance, Amtrak is successfully fulfilling its national mission and daily demonstrating its value to the country.

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