Massachusetts considers leasing electric locomotives from Amtrak

By Andy Metzger, CommonWealth; August 27, 2019

MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND might lease electric locomotives to provide quicker, cleaner service along the MBTA commuter rail line connecting the two states.

The potential small step towards electrification, for which there is no timetable, came up during a discussion at the National Governors Association in Boston on Tuesday, where Gov. Charlie Baker played host to his counterparts from New Hampshire, Maryland and the Ocean State.

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