Keystone Trains Get New Electric Locomotives

Amtrak placed in revenue service on Monday a new Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive in Keystone Service in Pennsylvania.

Amtrak is acquiring 70 of the electric motors, which are built by Siemens, to operate on electrified routes in the East.

More than a dozen ACS-64 units are in service, with the remainder to be delivered through the end of 2015, Amtrak said in a news release.

The ACS-64 will replace AEM7 locomotives that have been in operation for as long as 35 years. Annual ridership on the Keystone corridor between New York and Harrisburg, Pa., totals about 1 million passengers.

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