AEM-7 status

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Sat May 12, 2018 11:59 pm

Tadman wrote:The toasters were toast. They had quite a high failure rate toward the end. The last thing you want to do is have a work train crap out, delaying delivery of materials to a job site, have 100 guys standing around on the clock, and tying up the main for the revenue trains. The toasters more than earned their keep, they probably lasted 150% longer than they were supposed to. It's time to let them go and run work trains with geeps that have a good chance of making it down the road all day.



LMAO you are joking right???? Because the work diesels we use right now are just SO reliable.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby nomis » Mon May 14, 2018 2:48 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Briefly around 2009-10, a few ALP44s leased/loaned from NJT as work motors, but that was it. They went back and remained stored since.

And those were for movements from one side of NYP to the other.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby frequentflyer » Mon May 14, 2018 8:45 am

What is the status of the AEM7s now? Are they sitting on a siding somewhere? Cut up already?
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Amtrak706 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:29 am

915 is “preserved” at RRmPA
945 is preserved at IRM
The rest of the DCs are scrapped

901 is the only Amtrak owned AC left, the rest are scrapped. Sitting at Bear, DE, unknown fate.
There are 15 or so bank owned ACs still at Bear pending sale. Two may possibly be sold to Caltrain for work/test service at some point in the future. I don’t know the exact amount or road #s of the bank units at Bear, if someone in the know wants to provide this info that would be great.
942 and 928 (both AC) are now owned by TTCI and are at their test facility in Pueblo, CO.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Mon May 14, 2018 11:03 pm

15 units are at bear, not including the two that are at wilmington shops awaiting sale to cali
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby amtrakhogger » Tue May 15, 2018 3:28 am

901 still at Wilmington Shops coupled to P40 828 as of yesterday 5/14.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby frequentflyer » Tue May 15, 2018 9:06 am

ApproachMedium wrote:15 units are at bear, not including the two that are at wilmington shops awaiting sale to cali


So out of 50 or so units, 15 are left?
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue May 15, 2018 12:59 pm

15 bank owned units in bear, 3 in wilmington shops, 2 in museum and two in TTCI that makes only 22 units left.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby frequentflyer » Tue May 15, 2018 1:16 pm

So the Bank owned are just sitting at Bear waiting for the owners to decide what to do with them? Amtrak sold them to raise cash? When was this?

The 3 three in Wilmington shops are for work trains?

The 22 that are left, have or will meet the cutter's torch?

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby amtrakhogger » Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 pm

The 901 is supposedly headed to a museum, while the other two at Wilmington are tentatively headed to California for service.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Amtrak706 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:24 pm

Sorry, did not realize the 901 was still at Wilmington, I thought all the toasters there had been cleaned out and taken to Bear. Anyone know the road numbers of the two units pending sale at Wilmington or the 15 bank owned units at Bear?
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Milepost 110 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:10 pm

liftedjeep wrote:-Earlier this week (11/16) a Facebook photo surfaced showing AEM-7s #944 & #914 coupled together (along with an HHP-8) outside of the Wilmington shops. A caption along with the photo read something along the lines of the two AEM-7s being readied for a "short future at the Wilmington Shop".
I have no idea or any further info as to what that post meant. A possibility that they may have been picked up by another rail agency, or an even smaller possibility that Amtrak could use them on an upcoming Holiday Extra next Sunday the 26th.

Let the speculation begin.........
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Could 914 and 944 be the two lucky units heading to California? If so I thought they were both owned by Amtrak and not leased. I could be mistaken.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am

944 and 914 were both scrapped.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Tom6921 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:11 pm

amtrakhogger wrote:The 901 is supposedly headed to a museum, while the other two at Wilmington are tentatively headed to California for service.


Any idea which museum 901 is going to?
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby amtrakhogger » Fri May 25, 2018 4:35 pm

Nothing official, other than it is being retained for a museum. Rumors abound, but I won't speculate.
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