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News Photo: Amtrak Chargers testing in Michigan

By David Lassen | October 28, 2021

Locomotives engaged in PTC work on Amtrak-owned line

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Black locomotive with blue stripes leads short train at night
Siemens ALC42 No. 301 leads an Amtrak test train at Chelsea, Mich., on Oct. 28, 2021. (David Patch)

An Amtrak test extra — with Siemens Charger ALC42 locomotives Nos. 301 and 300 bracketing a Horizon car and a Viewliner baggage car — heads west from Chelsea, Mich., during the wee hours of Oct. 28, 2021. Nighttime PTC testing for the new locomotives is based at nearby Jackson, Mich. — David Patch

5 thoughts on “News Photo: Amtrak Chargers testing in Michigan

    1. They are being tested their as it is the longest stretch of Amtrak-owned, diesel trackage.

    1. Good question Daniel. I asked a Conductor on my last trip he said they have no ETA on when they will arrive.

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