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Unformatted text preview: 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 transportation to build the infrastructure needed to support a modern growing
economy, while helping make ou...
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