Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby glennk419 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:20 am

ChemiosMurphy wrote:Are the locomotives going to stick around on SEPTA property for a while for use on non-renevue service, like they were on leaf duty this year?


Word is that seven of the eight will be leased by NJT, the exception being 2302. NJT needs power, or at least cabs, while their PTC installations continue to meet the year end mandate. It will be interesting to see if the SEPTA locos are actually used to power trains or just serve as glorified cab cars.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby mcgrath618 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:10 pm

The westbound was pretty crowded. Got to see it go east through Overbrook and then rode it out to Wayne. It was a very bittersweet feeling to see it pull away for the last time.
Fun fact, this was as far as I am aware the only time a push-pull had an engine leading on the east side.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby blockline4180 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:24 pm

glennk419 wrote:
Word is that seven of the eight will be leased by NJT, the exception being 2302. NJT needs power, or at least cabs, while their PTC installations continue to meet the year end mandate. It will be interesting to see if the SEPTA locos are actually used to power trains or just serve as glorified cab cars.


Most likely glorified cab cars, but a few people even think that is unlikely and that they will just sit at MMC rusting to rails.
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Re: SEPTA AEM7/ALP44 Farewell Excursion 12/1/2018

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 pm

Everyone:

We should thank everyone that posted videos of the SEPTA Farewell Excursion Train 12/1 runs.
There looked to have been significant interest in this event by the amount of videos available:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... 2F1%2F2018

There was a good rail enthusiast turnout for this one time only event that I personally had to
unfortunately miss due to the timing of the trip...MACTRAXX

P.S. AC: This could be a good title for this special excursion as a stand alone topic separate
from the AEM7/ALP44 Retirement subject since there looks to be enough Forum posts to
make this worthwhile...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS
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