Passenger rail already emits less global warming

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Unformatted text preview: http://www.greenchipstocks.com/report/high-speed-rail-getting-back-on-track/450 , July 3, 2012, pg 1; FAS) (Through Siemens Mobility Division, the company will build 70 electric locomotives with energy efficient features for Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridor lines. “This isn't your grandfather's locomotive,” said Oliver Hauck, president of the Mobility Division of Siemens Industry Inc. “Not only will we use renewable energy to build them, the locomotives will also include energy efficient features, such as regenerative braking that can feed up to 100 percent of the energy generated during braking back to the power grid.” Already a producer of light rail trains in America, every third light rail vehicle in the United States is a Siemens product. These new trains will be customized to meet the needs of the most heavily traveled rail route in the country — the Northeast corridor, which covers Washington D.C. to Boston — at a sustained speed of 125 mph, and up to 110 mph on the Keystone Corridor from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA. “Amtrak's order for 70 new electric locomotives will not only create new manufacturing jobs, it supports the Department of Transportation's strategy to use transportatio...
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