Amtrak Testing New Chargers in Michigan

Amtrak has been testing two new Charger locomotives in Michigan this week.

The locomotives, ALC-42 units built by Siemens, will eventually replace P42DC locomotives in Amtrak’s national network.

They are similar to SC-44 Chargers that have been in use on corridor trains in the Midwest for more than three years.

A photograph posted on the website of Trains magazine indicated that Nos. 301 and 300 are being tested on the route of Amtrak’s Wolverine Service during nighttime hours.

The photograph can be viewed at

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