Maintaining the Fleet
At the heavy maintenance facilities in Wilmington and Bear, Del., skilled Amtrak employees maintain, repair and overhaul electric locomotives and single-level Amfleet cars, respectively.
“Railroaders are railroaders—they help one another," says longtime Beech Grove employee Jack Sappington as he reflects on more than 40 years in the industry.
A Rare Sight
In spring 1972, the experimental TurboTrain operated over the mountainous route between Washington and Parkersburg, W. Va. - giving rise to the short-lived "Potomac Turbo."
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Delaware is a hub for Amtrak operations in the greater Northeast and home to two heavy maintenance facilities.
Forklift operator Jack Sappington has worked in just about every shop building at the Beech Grove Heavy Maintenance Facility during his long career with Amtrak.
Amtrak Exhibit Train
Through the display of artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits, the Amtrak Exhibit Train tells the story of how the company became the leader in U.S. intercity passenger rail and high-speed rail initiatives. Visit the Amtrak Exhibit Train in a community near you!