WASHINGTON -- Amtrak said it plans to buy 21 new diesel
locomotives from the Electro Motive Division of General Motors
based in LaGrange, Ill., and London, Ontario, for about $46
The locomotives, to be delivered next spring, will be assigned
to the Amtrak West business unit and will operate on the San
Diegans, Capitols and San Joaquins trains as well as on the Pacific
Northwest Corridor. More than 7.3 million people traveled on Amtrak
trains in the West last year, Amtrak said.