Amtrak Receives Delivery of Final ACS-64

Secaucus Junction
An Amtrak train passes through Secaucus Junction in Secaucus, N.J., in February 2016. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

Amtrak has received delivery of the 70th — and final — ACS-64 locomotive.

Locomotive No. 670 entered revenue service earlier this month.The Siemens-built equipment provides more reliable and efficient service for passengers, Amtrak says.

“Delivery of the final ACS-64 locomotive marks a major milestone for Amtrak as this new fleet, a multimillion dollar investment, was delivered ahead of schedule and is improving service for millions of customers in the northeast,” Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman said in a news release. “The locomotives have ushered in a new era of improved performance, efficiency and reliability that is integral to keeping the people and businesses in the northeast moving.”

ACS-64 locomotives serve passengers along the highly-traveled Northeast Corridor and Keystone corridors.