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2018-10-02 - [US] Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Charger introduced

Home 2018-10-02 - [US] Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Charger introduced

Caltrans Charger 2111 in Pacific Surfliner livery at Los Angeles Union Station on 1 October 2018.


The Los Angeles San Diego San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) introduced a brand new Charger locomotives at Los Angeles Union Station to the public. The loco is the first Caltrans Charger to carry the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner livery. The loco is one of 14 Chargers that will operate 24 Pacific Surfliner trains per day along the South Californian coast.


The locomotives were procured to replace their older and more polluting predecessors and to provide an alternative that is up to 90% cleaner. Also, the locomotives will enable an expansion of the current Pacific Surfliner service to meet growing ridership.


Caltrans Charger 2111 in Pacific Surfliner livery at Los Angeles Union Station on 1 October 2018.


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