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 nova08 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:46 am

As it relates to the ACS motors. There have been a number of test runs on the Norristown line within the last week. At least 5 runs.

On 10/15 I saw either a toaster or ALP-44 leading a gel train down the Norristown line.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:31 am

2301 and 2307 are assigned to two of the three gel trains.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby mcgrath618 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00 am

2306 and 2308 were double heading a single car train the other day to Frazier Yard. Could this be the end?
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:03 pm

That was quite a few days ago and as far as I'm aware was the last trip for either of those units. 2306 is still at Frazer, pans up, as a spare.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby glennk419 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:35 pm

According to a post on another related thread, the best place to see the toasters and ALP is going to be on.......NJT.

Apparently Transit is leasing 6 of the 7 units.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=168645
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:48 pm

I have heard from a wee birdie that December 1st would be a good day to be along the PH Line if you want to see an AEM-7 running one last time.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby mcgrath618 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:18 pm

CNJGeep wrote:I have heard from a wee birdie that December 1st would be a good day to be along the PH Line if you want to see an AEM-7 running one last time.

Which line would that be?
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby andrewjw » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:36 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:
CNJGeep wrote:I have heard from a wee birdie that December 1st would be a good day to be along the PH Line if you want to see an AEM-7 running one last time.

Which line would that be?

I suspect that "PT" is what was intended
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:30 pm

PH, as in Philadelphia-Harrisburg, as in what the line is called. Just as the Wilmington Line is the PW line, and the Trenton line is the NYP line
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:36 pm

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

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:16 pm

That's awesome! Good for Septa for doing this!
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby BuddCar711 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:06 am

No farewell for the ALP-44?
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby GooStats » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:20 pm

Just announced! AEM 7 Farewell tour!
http://www.septa.org/events/aem7-farewell.html
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby mcgrath618 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:54 pm

GooStats wrote:Just announced! AEM 7 Farewell tour!
http://www.septa.org/events/aem7-farewell.html

Literally three posts above you lmao
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby NorthPennLimited » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:13 am

So the farewell trip is only going to be a round trip from Paoli to Suburban Station?

Seems they put minimal effort into planning the trip compared to the Blueliner and Budd trips.
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