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New Amtrak cars coming to Cascade route trains in 2026!

“This rendering shows a new Siemens Charger locomotive, scheduled to enter the Amtrak Cascades fleet in 2026.” Credit: Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation, via The Seattle Times.

Amtrak Cascades will have a new Northwest look in 2026

From The Seattle Times:

In 2026, a new fleet of Northwest-themed trains will hit the tracks and transport passengers between Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., and Portland along the Amtrak Cascades line.

The trains include two new locomotives and eight new trainsets in an “evergreen and mocha” color scheme and graphics of Mount Hood and Mount Rainier on each car, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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The trains, manufactured by Siemens in California, are funded as a part of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, according to WSDOT.

More facts:

  • The new trains are more fuel efficient and produce “significantly” less air pollution.
  • Amenities will include individual outlets and USB ports, onboard Wi-Fi, enhanced lighting and touchless restroom controls.
  • A redesigned cafe car will include local Northwest favorite foods and there will also be self-service food options.

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Posted by Steve on December 20, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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