- Amtrak rolling stock
Amtrakoperates 425 locomotives (351 diesel and 74 electric) and a variety of railroad cars, both passenger and service stock.
Inherited from other railroads
These locomotives were inherited from many of the Class 1 railroads that joined Amtrak. Several examples of each type survive.
Acela Expresstrainsets provide popular high-speed rail service along the Northeast Corridorbetween South Station in Boston and Union Station in Washington D.C. This service has been so popular that supporters claim the Acela trains even cover their "above the rail" costs (operating expenses, but not capital to maintain infrastructure). These trainsets have not been without problems. In April 2005, all were removed from service to repair cracked brake rotors. They returned to service by September of that year.
*GE E60 - Two examples has been preserved, 958 in the NJT CP guise and 603 in rebuilt MA form.
Inherited from other railroads
EMD FL9- Most have been sold to commuter lines.
PRR GG1- inherited from Penn Central. Several examples survive.
railroad cars include 168 sleeping cars, 760 coach cars, 126 first class/business class cars, 66 dormitory/crew cars, 225 lounge/café/dinette cars, 1 dome car, and 92 dining cars. These include:
*Superliner I and II
AmfleetI and II
autoracks for Auto Train service, and maintenance of wayrolling stock make up the remainder of the fleet.
Private railroad cars may also be hauled by Amtrak trains if suitably certified and equipped with head end power (HEP). Groups such as the American Association for Private Rail Car Owners, Inc., (AAPRCO) represent the interests of car owners in dealing with Amtrak. These private cars may be used by their owners or chartered by individuals for private travel behind scheduled Amtrak trains.
All non-Amtrak cars, including those of the Department of Transportation, receive car numbers in the 800000 series for tracking purposes. In the early years of Amtrak's existence, it required that private cars be marked in the "Pointless Arrow" scheme as the neophyte company worked to stamp out "rainbow" trains with a system paint scheme, but this policy was abandoned as Amtrak matured, allowing car operators to use personalized or heritage schemes.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
rolling stock — ˈrolling ˌstock noun [uncountable] TRANSPORT all the trains, carriages etc that are used on a railway: • Amtrak is upgrading (= improving ) its rolling stock and selling off its old cars. * * * rolling stock UK US noun [U] TRANSPORT ► … Financial and business terms
rolling stock — Synonyms and related words: Amtrak, baggage train, cable railroad, choo choo, cog railroad, cog railway, el, electric, electric train, elevated, express, express train, flier, freight, freight train, freighter, funicular, goods train, interurban … Moby Thesaurus
Amtrak Cities Sprinter — (ACS 64) Artist s rendering of the ACS 64. Power type Electric Builder Siemens Build date 2013–2016 Total produced … Wikipedia
Amtrak — For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). Amtrak Map of the Amtrak system (2007) Reporting mark … Wikipedia
Amtrak Cascades — Overview … Wikipedia
Amtrak California — infobox SG rail railroad name=Amtrak California logo filename=AmtrakCalifornia Logo.png logo size=225 marks=AMTK; CDTX locale=California start year=1976 end year=present old gauge= hq city=Sacramento, CA This article is about Amtrak passenger… … Wikipedia
Maple Leaf (Amtrak/VIA) — Infobox rail line name = Maple Leaf color = logo width = image width = 300px caption = type = Inter city rail system = Amtrak / VIA Rail status = locale = start = New York City end = Toronto, Ontario stations = routes = ridership = open = October … Wikipedia
List of railroads eligible to participate in the formation of Amtrak — On May 1, 1971 there were 26 railroads in the United States that were eligible to participate in the formation of Amtrak. Participating railroadsTwenty railroads opted to participate. Each contributed rolling stock, equipment, and financial… … Wikipedia
Springfield, Massachusetts (Amtrak station) — Infobox Station style=Amtrak name=Springfield image size=300px image caption=Amtrak platforms at Springfield Union Station in showing two New Haven Springfield Shuttle trains waiting to depart, one headed by Metroliner cab car #9640. address=66… … Wikipedia
Mules (Amtrak) — Mules Overview Type Inter city rail System Amtrak Locale Missouri Termini Kansas City, Missouri St. L … Wikipedia