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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:52 PM

Next-Generation Acela Rail Cars Taking Shape in N.Y. Factory

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Next-Generation Acela Rail Cars Taking Shape in N.Y. Factory
Amtrak’s new $2 billion fleet of high-speed trains, built by France’s Alstom, will enter service in two years

By Ted Mann
May 12, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

HORNELL, N.Y.—The future of American high-speed rail is sitting in a building older than the Battle of Gettysburg: a cavernous factory that holds the first shells of a $2 billion fleet of Amtrak Acela trains due to begin running from Washington, D.C., to Boston two years from now.

Even as Congress moves toward renewed debates over the future of both Amtrak and high-speed rail, the first of 28 new Acela train sets are starting to take shape here. They are the first new generation of passenger trains on the railroad since the...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:38 PM

1. Thanks. Used to be made in PA, right???

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:18 PM

2. No. The Hornell factory has been there for years.

This is not an ex-Budd plant.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:23 PM

3. But rail cars were made in PA, someone's district.

I've gotta do some research!

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