Oregon’s Newest Trains Arrive

EUGENE, Ore. — Train enthusiasts from throughout the region traveled to Eugene Friday for a sneak peak at new Amtrak passenger trains.

The two new trains will travel between Eugene and Vancouver, British Columbia. Each train has 13 cars, and while these trains were supposed to be in service at the end of last year, construction on the trains was delayed, which pushed back their arrival in Oregon.

“They travel a little faster than typical passenger equipment. They have a unique tilt technology, which is why we use Talgo Equipment in the first place. They travel 79 miles an hour within this corridor as opposed to 70,” said Hal Gard, ODOT Rail and Public Administrator.

The trains’ official names are Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor. The trains were built in the U.S. by Talgo in Wisconsin.

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