AEM-7/ALP-44 status

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby scotty269 » Sat May 20, 2017 5:37 pm

khecht wrote:
scotty269 wrote:2308 was on track 0 @ Suburban with a mechanic in the cab around 5:45pm on Thursday 5/18. Looks like they were testing something, as they kept turning the lights on and off.

Has SEPTA started boarding peak trains on 0? I don't think I've boarded a push pull on that track in maybe 10 years, and that was a day when there was an early snowstorm commute.


Typically only protects, extras, or other special cases use 0. Cynwyds are on 5.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby South Jersey Budd » Wed May 31, 2017 9:20 pm

2308 was on 1565 tonight to Thorndale.

Scheduled morning push pull trains are:

1502/1295/9212
9526
9538
9724
6325
9340
9524

Scheduled evening trains are:

9251/9254
9745
9561
9547
1565
6378
9559
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby South Jersey Budd » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:05 pm

2308 is sitting at Suburban Station on 7 track so it looks like it will be on 1565 tonight.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby CNJGeep » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:36 pm

South Jersey Budd wrote:2308 is sitting at Suburban Station on 7 track so it looks like it will be on 1565 tonight.

Correct, complete with a graffiti-kissed Control Car on the N end
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:29 pm

South Jersey Budd wrote:2308 is sitting at Suburban Station on 7 track so it looks like it will be on 1565 tonight.


Will 2308 lay over the holiday out in Thorndale? Anywhere a good shot might be obtained??
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:50 pm

liftedjeep wrote:
South Jersey Budd wrote:2308 is sitting at Suburban Station on 7 track so it looks like it will be on 1565 tonight.


Will 2308 lay over the holiday out in Thorndale? Anywhere a good shot might be obtained??
Ben


Ben: 2308 - and many of the push-pull trainsets will spend the 4th of July at the Frazer Shop complex yard.
Frazer Shop is located off of Sproul Road (PA 352) south of Lancaster Avenue (US 30) along the Main Line ROW.
Not sure if trains yarded at Frazer are visible from public property or if visitors would be welcome with permission...

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby liftedjeep » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:17 am

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby CNJGeep » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:40 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:Not sure if trains yarded at Frazer are visible from public property or if visitors would be welcome with permission...


No, and assuredly no, respectively.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby boomer » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:11 pm

CNJGeep wrote:
MACTRAXX wrote:Not sure if trains yarded at Frazer are visible from public property or if visitors would be welcome with permission...


No, and assuredly no, respectively.


Never say never. :wink:
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby NorthPennLimited » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:21 pm

Now that there are five ACS-64 locomotives on SEPTA’s property, does anyone have an idea when they will make the transition to swap motors and retire the AEM-7’s?

Summer, fall, winter?

I’m just looking for an estimate based on any factual knowledge. Please no speculation.

PS. Great photos of the shop Boomer. That place looks clean as a whistle inside. Why does the yard have so much space between the tracks? It looks like they could fit an extra track between the foreground and middle track
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby BuddCar711 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:24 am

NorthPennLimited wrote:Why does the yard have so much space between the tracks? It looks like they could fit an extra track between the foreground and middle track


Because the tracks lead into the bays of the facility.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby CNJGeep » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:41 am

NorthPennLimited wrote:Now that there are five ACS-64 locomotives on SEPTA’s property, does anyone have an idea when they will make the transition to swap motors and retire the AEM-7’s?

Summer, fall, winter?

I’m just looking for an estimate based on any factual knowledge. Please no speculation.

Test trains are still running. Regular crews have not been given a date for training, so not in the immediate future.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 am

Everyone:

With the new CRRC Multilevel cars not scheduled for delivery until the fall of 2019 the new ACS64
locomotives will likely replace all eight motors over the course of the next 18 months. They should
be able to equip all of the push-pull trains and allow adequate spares and even allow some to be
leased out to other operators in the short term before the new cars are available.

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby chuchubob » Wed May 09, 2018 9:55 am

Six push-pull motors photographed at North Broad Wednesday morning: ALP-44 2308; AEM7s 2303, 2307, 2301, 2304, and 2302.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby mcgrath618 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:22 pm

So was yesterday the last day of service for these guys? I heard a rumor that the sprinters are going in on Monday...
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