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The Swedish-built X2000 test train.


Launched in 1990, the Swedish X2000 is a tilting 200 km/h high-speed train class X2 built by Adtranz.

An X2000 trainset toured the United States in 1993 on lease to Amtrak. The train was tested by Amtrak from October 1992 to January 1993, and was used in revenue service on the Northeast Corridor between New York City and Washington, D.C., for about five months, February through May and August through September. From May to July, it was taken on a national tour around the 48 continental states for demonstration stops at significant stations and also toured parts of Canada.

Photo courtesy of Dave Warner.