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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby liftedjeep » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:43 pm

I have heard from two reliable sources that AEM-7 #s 938 & 929 were moved to the track adjacent to the mainline at Wilmington today (2/12) for shipment to CA.

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:45 pm

cancel that move, high speed rail in CA is dead...
https://news.yahoo.com/ca-scraps-77-bln ... 17692.html
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:cancel that move, high speed rail in CA is dead...
https://news.yahoo.com/ca-scraps-77-bln ... 17692.html


That has nothing to do with this.

And yes, they will be heading for cali soon. How long till they depart idk, how long will they sit with all their stuff intact before some buffs steal the horns and whatnot off them is another story.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:44 am

JPBX,aka Caltrain,nee SP Commuter service will build catenary from 4th and townsend in SFO to San Jose,that has started,and
IS NOT part of CaHSR! Could become the "Meatball" retirement home. :wink:
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ConstanceR46 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:01 am

Caltrain was tied to CAHSR in that the juice system and some platforms would be built to be compatable. Juicing is going on even though the gov'nr decided to castrate the system.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 pm

Backshophoss wrote:JPBX,aka Caltrain,nee SP Commuter service will build catenary from 4th and townsend in SFO to San Jose,that has started,and
IS NOT part of CaHSR! Could become the "Meatball" retirement home. :wink:


did they not buy stadler rail cars for service and double order ? https://www.railwayage.com/news/caltrai ... emu-order/
Most railroads found out using a electric engine on work train defeats some safety rules (most railroads use)
, like killing catenary in section were work will be performed.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby ConstanceR46 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:31 pm

They're for catenary testing and backup; not work engines. Caltrain has MP15DC units for towing work trains.
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