Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

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Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby chuchubob » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:41 pm

SEPTA has leased Amtrak Cities Sprinter AMTK 664 for a couple weeks presumably to allow shop workers to check it out and to ascertain clearance on all SEPTA's lines. 664 was in Amtrak's Race Street Yard Monday morning prior to being moved to the pit track for inspection. From there it went to ZOO to switch to SEPTA, then went to Wayne Electric, photographed passing Roberts and moving through Wayne Junction station.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby SRich » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:31 am

Does the 664 get temporary SEPTA logos ore kept the it Amtrak logo's ?
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby acelaphillies » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks for sharing! I wonder if they will hook it up to the bombers?
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby South Jersey Budd » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:18 pm

Nice shots Bob !

It will be on SEPTA property for about 3 weeks and will do road testing with one of the sets of coaches that sit at Wayne during the day and possibly at night with the coaches that store at Roberts Yard overnight.

I don't see them lettering it for SEPTA. I don't think SEMENS has turned it over to AMTRAK yet. Will have to check the AMTRAK Forum.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby ChemiosMurphy » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:35 pm

Great shots! The ACS must have turned a few heads passing through the tunnel.

I wonder what the going rate for the lease is out of curiosity. I still can't believe new locomotives and multilevels are coming. Good times
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby ex Budd man » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:17 pm

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In the house at Wayne Junction.
The ACS-64 arrived at Wayne Junction yesterday. It will be testing along the West Trenton line this week, probably mid day and evenings.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby MACTRAXX » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:53 pm

SJB and Everyone:

With the Flower Show week just days away will we see #664 get any standby use in push/pull service if necessary?
That may be the one way SEPTA gets to test this ACS64 in actual service...

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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby wagz » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:07 pm

Ex Budd Man, is it still likely 664 will testing on the West Trenton Line tomorrow? If so I may go camp out at Woodbourne since I don't have to get to work until 2:30.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby South Jersey Budd » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:14 pm

There will be daytime testing tomorrow and Saturday. Not sure what lines or if it will be lite or with coaches.

I don't believe the engine will be used in revenue service, but I can not say for sure because I don't know the deal between Siemens, AMTRAK & SEPTA.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby twropr » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:20 am

A memo I saw said the coaches need to be back in place each afternoon in time for the ALP/AEM7 to handle them in revenue service.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby ChrisU » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:08 pm

Anybody know what it's supposed to do tomorrow?
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby scotty269 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:33 am

ChrisU wrote:Anybody know what it's supposed to do tomorrow?


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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby wagz » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:33 pm

I don't want to become "that guy" but does anyone have any intel on if and where 664 will be tomorrow and Wednesday. I'm off and hoping to catch it.

Thanks.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby chuchubob » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:59 am

I caught it Monday passing through North Broad and returning back toward Wayne Junction.
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Re: Amtrak ACS-64 664 on SEPTA

Postby JeffK » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:41 am

chuchubob wrote:I caught it Monday passing through North Broad and returning back toward Wayne Junction.

Nice photos - thanks Bob!

(I just wish the designers hadn't fallen into the "slant eyes" meme that afflicts so many other vehicles. Space aliens, anyone? )
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