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Amtrak Unveils New Electric Train

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electric trainSACRAMENTO–

They are considered the next generation in trains, running at 125 mph and offering a more efficient all electric ride — and a few of them were on display Monday morning at Siemens Sacramento plant.

The new fleet, 70 in all, are being sent to the East Coast to replace older outdated trains.

The majority of the train cars were constructed in South Sacramento. Parts were received from some local companies, while Siemens and other plants across the country also provided parts.

Although built here, don’t expect the trains to be on California railways anytime soon. Unlike the East Coasts set, ours don’t have the electric cable system needed for such a move.

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