June 04, 2018

Amtrak to rebuild or replace long-distance diesels

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AMTRAK issued a request for proposals (RFP) on June 1 for the modernisation or replacement of ageing diesel locomotives used on its long-distance and some state-sponsored services.

According to the RFP, Amtrak is looking to rebuild at least 50-75 of its P40 and P42 locomotives, which were built by GE from 1992 onwards, with ac traction or replace them with new units.

As part of the contract Amtrak plans to enter a multi-year technical support, spares and supply agreement with the selected vendor.

The closing date for submission of proposals in August 23.

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