Amtrak chooses Wash-Bots SEP1000 Train Wash

Bitimec installs new SEP1000 Train Wash machine in Ft. Worth, Texas terminal.

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak is a passenger railroad service that provides medium and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to nine Canadian cities.

Founded in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to operate many U.S. passenger rail routes,  Amtrak receives a combination of state and federal subsidies but is managed as a for-profit organization. The United States government through the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation owns all the company’s issued and outstanding preferred stock. Amtrak’s headquarters is located one block west of Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states and 3 Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains daily over 21,400 miles of track. 

In fiscal year 2018, Amtrak served 31.7 million passengers and had $3.4 billion in revenue, while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly 87,000 passengers ride more than 300 Amtrak trains on a daily basis. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the 10 largest metropolitan areas; 83% of passengers travel on routes shorter than 400 miles.

Wash-Bots SEP1000 is a single-brush diesel-operated train wash system featuring all stainless-steel engine compartment, water tank, spray tubes and splash guards for extra long life and resistance to acid based detergents. The machine is completely autonomous and has a standard 320 gallon water tank. A 32 gallon acid-based detergent application circuit is available. The new operator cabin allows working in total comfort and safety. The height adjustable brush (24″ run), allows this machine to work on platform or track level. An optional second upper brush provides a finishing touch for the upper curved section of trains.