Septa sprinter out of shop.

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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby chuchubob » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:21 am

Reported through Shenandoah Junction, WV, Saturday at 0332 Eastern.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:35 pm

If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby sammy2009 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:50 am

Should be here soon. Reported in West Virginia at 3:32am yesterday morning....this is so exciting.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby scotty269 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:15 am

DutchRailnut wrote:http://railcolornews.com/2017/12/08/us-septa-this-is-the-first-acs-64-locomotive-for-southeastern-pennsylvania/


Wow, now that I see it from the side that sure is ugly.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby amtrakhogger » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:35 am

scotty269 wrote:
DutchRailnut wrote:http://railcolornews.com/2017/12/08/us-septa-this-is-the-first-acs-64-locomotive-for-southeastern-pennsylvania/


Wow, now that I see it from the side that sure is ugly.


My sentiments exactly. The unit would look better with the dark trim carried along the roofline like the Amtrak units.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby dcipjr » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:08 pm

I'm glad SEPTA's getting a Sprinter, but gee whiz—what did they use to design it, Microsoft Paint? The only thing that could make it uglier would be "SEPTA" being in Comic Sans.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby JeffK » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:29 pm

dcipjr wrote:I'm glad SEPTA's getting a Sprinter, but gee whiz—what did they use to design it, Microsoft Paint?

Agreed, I'm not sure which is worse - the completely uninspired paint scheme, or the "slanty-eyed evil alien" look slapped on the front end.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby frigidlight » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:10 pm

https://twitter.com/SiemensUSA/status/9 ... 3177357312

I thought this was quite a cool shot posted from the lead locomotive of the SEPTA Sprinter and three MARC Chargers. Even if the tweet itself is technically incorrect - SEPTA has other electric locomotives.

Headed to the City of Brotherly Love! @SEPTAPhilly’s 1st electric locomotive travels 2,700+ miles to its new home.
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Re: Septa sprinter out of shop.

Postby liftedjeep » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:08 am

Old news now I'm sure, but #901 was delivered by CSX Q404 yesterday morning and photographed through Fairless Junction:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4856982

(T. Darnell photo)
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