Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In California, Siemens production facility rolls out 100th locomotive

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In California, Siemens production facility rolls out 100th locomotive Siemens

Siemens this week said it completed the 100th locomotive at its Sacramento, Calif. rail manufacturing hub.

The Charger SCB-40 unit, for Florida’s privately funded passenger rail operator Brightline, is 100% Buy America-compliant utilizing components from more than 40 U.S. suppliers in 20 states.

The loco is part of BrightRed, the fifth and last passenger trainset to be delivered by Siemens.

The third and fourth trainsets to join the roster—BrightGreen and BrightOrange—arrived at Brightline’s Workshop b in West Palm Beach, Fla., in May.

Trainsets BrightBlue and BrightPink were previously delivered to Brightline’s Florida operations facility.

Siemens at Sacramento also has built the SC-44 to be deployed on Amtrak’s Cascades service, among others. Illinois is the lead agency in a multi-state procurement for the Chargers with Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, California and Washington. The Midwest states will receive and own 33 of the 4,400-horsepower locomotives, which were purchased through $216.5 million in federal funding and are being assembled by Siemens in Sacramento.

Delivery of all 33 locomotives is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

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