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The Siemens Charger is a family of diesel-electric passenger locomotive designed and manufactured by Siemens Mobility for the North American market. Three models are being produced: the base SC-44 locomotive designed to haul traditional passenger cars in inter-city rail service, the SCB-40 locomotive designed to pair with the Siemens Venture passenger car trainset in inter-city rail service, and the ALC-42 locomotive designed to haul traditional passenger cars in long distance rail service.
The first production SC-44 unit was unveiled on March 26, 2016. The first SC-44 unit went into Amtrak revenue service on August 24, 2017, followed by the SCB-40, which inaugurated Brightline service on January 13, 2018.