Railfans may find some interest in this post. Others might want to skip it.
Locomotive manufacturing in the USA is in sorry shape, IMO, but Siemens, the German conglomerate, builds locomotives in Sacramento. Recently they secured an Amtrak order.
I grew up along the tracks. For ten years my father worked for the Denver and Rio Grande maintaining tracks. I tried to watch the three passenger trains the D&RG ran daily, the California Zephyr,
the Prospector (Denver to Salt Lake City)
and the Yampa Valley Mail (Denver to Craig).
Seeing them was exciting to a growing lad.
As an employee, my father could get “passes” at greatly reduced prices. My mother and I made several trips to Denver on the Yampa Valley Mail from the various towns we lived in.
I’m happy to see the new Amtrak units will be A/C instead of D/C. Tesla was right and Edison wrong.