Amtrak Cities Sprinter Inauguration

Hell I'm late again... but anyway. History was made on the 6th of Feburary, 2014, as Amtrak 600, as the first ACS-64 rolled down the red carpet at Washington DC Union Station on Train 171 to head north with 9 cars. This began a new era on the North East Corridor of modern European high horsepower locomotives. Soon, and hopefully soon enough, all the good old Swedish workhorses (AEM-7s) and couldn't-really-work HHP-8s would be replaced by these sensible but powerful 8,660 hp German Engineered speed machines.

I'd like to redirect you to Amtrak's official blog and to some video footages gathered by railfans along the NEC of the inaugural run of the AMTK 600, Train 171.

JOE BIDEN WELCOMES 1ST CITIES SPRINTER LOCOMOTIVE


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