Quick facts on Sounder trains

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  • Initial order included 20 coach passenger cars, 18 cab passenger cars and six locomotives
  • Passenger cars delivered through March 2000, locomotives through February 2000
  • $2.2 million in savings from original budget
  • Total final contract for passenger cars $66.9 million ($72.7 million including sales tax); locomotives $13.8 million ($15.3 million including sales tax)
  • Options for five more locomotives and 20 more passenger cars
Sounder passenger coach/cab cars: Locomotives:

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Bombardier (bomb-BARD-dee-eh)
  • High-back cloth upholstered seats with cupholders
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage racks
  • Work tables
  • Surge-protected outlets for computers
  • Restrooms
  • Areas for bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers
  • Cab cars include remote driving compartment

 

Features:

  • Manufacturer: General Motors Electro-Motive Division
  • "WhisperCab" design 2/3 quieter than standard locomotive cabs, reducing crew fatigue by separating cabin from locomotive noise and vibration
  • Air conditioning
  • Clean diesel design with low emissions
  • Exceeds all federal safety standards

 

Specifications:

  • Length: 85 feet
  • Height: 15 ft. 11 in.
  • Width: 9 ft 10 in.
  • Seats: 132 - 140
  • Weight: 61 tons
  • Cost: $1.7 - $1.8 million
  • ($1.8 - $1.98 million including sales tax)

Specifications:

  • Length: 58.5 ft.
  • Height: 15 ft.
  • Engine: 12 cylinder clean diesel
  • Power: 3,000 hp
  • Weight: 132 tons
  • Top speed: 110 mph
  • Cost: $2.3 million
  • ($2.55 million including sales tax)


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