AEM-7 status

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 pm

This cant be good. Or maybe it could be.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby mtuandrew » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:29 pm

ApproachMedium wrote:This cant be good. Or maybe it could be.

Thanks for your wonderful analysis. :P

Wonder which other museums might get AEMs? Maybe one of these units will head over the Appalachians.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 am

Well theres really only two reasons for it to go to DC, to be prepped to be transported west to Chicago on the cap, or to be put on some kind of temporary festival display in the station.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:03 am

ApproachMedium wrote:Well theres really only two reasons for it to go to DC, to be prepped to be transported west to Chicago on the cap, or to be put on some kind of temporary festival display in the station.


Pans-up is an awfully expensive way to plug in Christmas lights. :wink:
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby STrRedWolf » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Or... they had trouble during Thanksgiving so they're looking at unmothballing the AEM-7's for one last run or two to help with the load.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby 8th Notch » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:42 pm

The fact that it’s a DC motor makes that highly unlikely.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:56 pm

There was no troubles with the holidays this year where extra engines were needed.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby liftedjeep » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 pm

ApproachMedium wrote:There was no troubles with the holidays this year where extra engines were needed.


I can vouch for that. Even the MARC Holiday Extra had an Amtrak motor on the point:

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby gokeefe » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:00 pm

It is good to finally see Amtrak get to a position where they have a cushion in some equipment categories.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby chuchubob » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:11 pm

Nasadowsk wrote:...
As for the AEM-7s, let it go - they're done for. Outside of Pueblo, I doubt you'll ever see one run again in the US.

Get a passport and fly to Sweden, SJ and Green Cargo still have a couple hundred RC series units in service. Same thing, only it says ASEA on the side....


I left my passport at home and used my PATCO Freedon Card to cross the border from South Jersey into Philadelphia to photograph a currently operating AEM-7.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby gokeefe » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:40 pm

Shades of the GG-1 ... Final operator is a commuter agency.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:52 pm

SEPTA,a commuter operator without a sense of history. :(
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Nasadowsk » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:01 pm

Yeah, I forgot about them :/
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ACeInTheHole » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:21 pm

Rumor is 945 is going to IRM. I do not know how true that is.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ACeInTheHole » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:42 am

ThirdRail, my condolences with 952.
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