Talgo Set Repaired, to Return to Cascades Service

A set of Talgo equipment are slated to return to revenue service in the Pacific Northwest.

The Talgo train, which is owned by the Oregon Department of Transportation, was repaired in Milwaukee by Talgo after it was damaged last July in a derailment in Steilacoom, Washington.

The Series 8 Talgo Mount Jefferson will be ferried from Milwaukee as a special Amtrak train.

Trains magazine cited an unnamed source as saying the special is expected to leave on March 30 and follow the route of the Empire Builder. It will be pulled by Amtrak P42 No. 161.

Oregon owns two Series 8 Talgo sets, Mount Jefferson and Mount Bachelor, both of which are assigned to Amtrak Cascades service. The Talgos were built in Milwaukee in 2013.

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