4.4.09 - Stimulus Helps Amtrak's Bear Car Shops

DelawareOnline has posted an interesting article on how Amtrak's portion of the latest federal stimulus package is benefiting the Bear Car Shops. $58.5 million of Amtrak's $1.3 billion of stimulus money will go toward rehabilitating and refurbishing 60 currently-inoperable railcars. The price per car, roughly $1 million, is a third of that of a brand new car. The 2.5 year job repairs any body damage on the cars before stripping them down to the metal and installing modern materials and amenities.

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