New SEPTA Loco

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New SEPTA Loco

Postby khellendall » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:19 pm

New SEPTA Siemens electric #901 delivered yesterday. Pictured here at Wayne Junction
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby RDGAndrew » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:06 pm

Was 901 on break-in runs the past couple days? Heard a different horn blowing for Rydal Rd yesterday and today. At first I thought it was CSX coming from Woodbourne in daylight, but then I realized it could be 901 stretching its legs on the West Trenton Line.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby CNJGeep » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:26 pm

RDGAndrew wrote:Was 901 on break-in runs the past couple days? Heard a different horn blowing for Rydal Rd yesterday and today. At first I thought it was CSX coming from Woodbourne in daylight, but then I realized it could be 901 stretching its legs on the West Trenton Line.

Possibly and probably the wire train.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby NorthPennLimited » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:31 pm

Anyone know which train has the 901 this week?

I see SEPTA is running a normal schedule this holiday week. I was thinking of bundling up and venturing out in the cold tomorrow.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby andrewjw » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:39 pm

NorthPennLimited wrote:Anyone know which train has the 901 this week?

I see SEPTA is running a normal schedule this holiday week. I was thinking of bundling up and venturing out in the cold tomorrow.


I doubt it's in service yet...
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby CNJGeep » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:12 pm

NorthPennLimited wrote:Anyone know which train has the 901 this week?

I see SEPTA is running a normal schedule this holiday week. I was thinking of bundling up and venturing out in the cold tomorrow.


Will not begin testing until January.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mohawkrailfan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:46 am

Did it travel by rail all the way from Sacramento? That would have been a funny sight to see on a freight train Nebraska.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby andrewjw » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:55 am

mohawkrailfan wrote:Did it travel by rail all the way from Sacramento? That would have been a funny sight to see on a freight train Nebraska.


See for yourself:
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:13 am

Any updates on this unit? I would've expected it to be in at least some test runs by now...
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:51 pm

You got to believe the Siemens techs are checking out the 901,and training the SEPTA M OF E employees on the basics,
Figure on a few SEPTA Road Foremen getting trained by Amtrak.before any T&E crews start training with 901.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby zebrasepta » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:27 pm

Backshophoss wrote:You got to believe the Siemens techs are checking out the 901,and training the SEPTA M OF E employees on the basics,
Figure on a few SEPTA Road Foremen getting trained by Amtrak.before any T&E crews start training with 901.

I think some of them got training with a ACS-64 they borrowed from AMTRAK 2 years ago and also definitely got training during the of Summer 2016 when SEPTA had to borrow a couple of ACS-64s from Amtrak for the Silverliner V problem they had
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