VIDEO from thenewsmarket.com and Siemens Corporation: Siemens Awarded $466 million Locomotive Contract by Amtrak

Oct 29, 2010, 09:03 ET from thenewsmarket.com from ,Siemens Corporation

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Siemens Corporation at:

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Siemens today announced that it has been awarded a $466 million contract to build 70 electric locomotives for Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridor lines as part of Amtrak's landmark fleet rejuvenation initiative. The contract will require an additional 250 people to build the locomotives, with 200 in Sacramento, Calif. and 50 collectively in Norwood, Ohio and Alpharetta, Ga.

The locomotives will be built at Siemens' existing light rail manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif. The plant, which has been in operation for 26 years, is powered up to 80 percent by two megawatts of solar energy and employs 750 people. All main components of the new locomotive will be produced in Siemens plants in the United States – including the motors in Alpharetta and propulsion containers in Norcross, Ga. The first locomotives will be delivered in 2013. Available video includes soundbites and b-roll.

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