One of Amtrak’s retired HHP8 electric locomotives, with both pantographs removed, is being tested for possible use as a cab car. Amtrak is reportedly looking to bolster or replace its aging fleet of ex-Metroliner cab cars in the Northeast until Siemens’ new Amtrak Airo equipment arrives. The 15 Bombardier-Alstom locomotives, delivered in 2001, were plagued by reliability issues and retired by 2015. Trains News Wire will provide more information on the project as it becomes available.
— Updated at 12 p.m. CST to correct location and train number in caption.