• ‘Chargers’ for Amtrak and VIA Rail

    ‘Chargers’ for Amtrak and VIA Rail



    BOTH major national passenger rail operators in North America placed orders for significant numbers of Siemens 4,400HP ‘Charger’ diesel-electric loco in December.  Canadian national passenger company VIA Rail ordered 32 ‘Chargers’ in early-December, along with 32 new push-pull trains which the locos will operate.  VIA Rail plans to use the new trains, which will cost…

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