THE states of California, Illinois and Maryland have placed orders for 34 Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives to boost passenger services in their states under an option included in a framework contract for 222 units signed in Specifica.
US states purchase new diesel-electric locos
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Siemens lands high-performance passenger locomotive order
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Maglev trains, as we all know are propelled by a low emission system of magnetic levitation, instead of a conventional set up of wheels, axles and bearings. This levitation process in itself suspends and guides the vehicle, thus improving upon the speed a