National certification testing of Amtrak’s new Charger locomotive is being conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The WSDOT said that the Siemens SC-44 Charger units are testing on the Amtrak Cascades corridor throughout February. If all goes well they are scheduled to enter regular service later this year.
The WSDOT has ordered eight of the 4,400-horsepower locomotives, which are being assembled by Siemens in Sacramento.
Siemens is headquartered in Germany and builds locomotives also for Florida East Coast Railway’s BRIGHTLINE
The federal Government on thursday said the present administration was not responsible for the hardship currently been experienced by Nigerians.
The Minister of Budget and National planning, Senator Udo Udoma said this while answering reporters questions after the last meeting of the National Economic Council for the year at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
If I may as, who is responsible?
At the end of the week, I met up with the History crowd at the Student Union bar. It was a downbeat evening. A truly awful song came on and one student began a weird dance. Surprisingly, two girls joined in. What was unforgivable lay in their attempt to move provocatively around him. I couldn’t believe it. I looked around and they were smiling and clapping in slow motion. I knew them and didn’t want to. This was all wrong, but they were caught up in the moment. As the gyrating and noise reached fever pitch, I felt embarrassed for them. I told the student beside me that I had to be somewhere else – as in anywhere else, really quickly – when I heard a conversation behind in loud, plummy voices.
“Have you heard his accent?”
“I don’t know why they let his type into University.”
I looked down…
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