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Amtrak

HHP-8 Electric Locomotives

Northeast Corridor

LTK provided engineering, administrative and program management support services to Amtrak in tProject Experiencehe procurement of high-speed trainsets and high-horsepower electric locomotives for Northeast Corridor service. The Acela Express Trainsets offer a top speed of 150 mph and are equipped with tilt systems for improved comfort during high speed operation through curves. The fleet consists of 20 trainsets, comprising 40 power cars, 120 trailer cars of four types, and one high-speed track geometry car. The 15 "HHP-8" electric locomotives are each rated at 8,000 horsepower. LTK also assisted Amtrak in the procurement of three dedicated maintenance facilities and carbuilder-supplied maintenance management services to support the fleet. LTK assisted Amtrak through all phases of the procurement, from conceptual engineering and specification development to vehicle commissioning and entry into revenue service.

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