AEM-7/ALP-44 status

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby glennk419 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:27 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:So was yesterday the last day of service for these guys? I heard a rumor that the sprinters are going in on Monday...


I also heard that they were entering service on Monday the 14th. Although there are nine Sprinters on the property, I don't know that they've all completed acceptance testing nor how far engineer and crew training has progressed. I would imagine that they will be phased in over the next few months and the meatballs will soldier on a little longer.

That said, I believe I heard a Sprinter coming through Jenkintown around 3:00 today.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby CNJGeep » Sun May 13, 2018 6:52 am

mcgrath618 wrote:So was yesterday the last day of service for these guys? I heard a rumor that the sprinters are going in on Monday...

ONE is supposed to begin service tomorrow on a dedicated rotation. Whether or not it happens will be determined tomorrow, although as of right now it is looking extremely unlikely.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby acelaphillies » Fri May 18, 2018 10:14 am

Are the push/pull sets back on the Trenton Line? Any chance the 2308 will be on 9745 :P ? Thanks!!
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby liftedjeep » Fri May 18, 2018 11:27 am

acelaphillies wrote:Are the push/pull sets back on the Trenton Line? Any chance the 2308 will be on 9745 :P ? Thanks!!


2308 had mechanical issues two days ago at Suburban Station, and was towed to Frazier(?) by 2307. Not sure of its current status.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby acelaphillies » Fri May 18, 2018 11:29 am

liftedjeep wrote:
acelaphillies wrote:Are the push/pull sets back on the Trenton Line? Any chance the 2308 will be on 9745 :P ? Thanks!!


2308 had mechanical issues two days ago at Suburban Station, and was towed to Frazier(?) by 2307. Not sure of its current status.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby glennk419 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:26 am

AEM-7 2305 was on West Trenton train 6321 this morning.

Has anyone confirmed if any of the Sprinters are in revenue service yet?
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby CNJGeep » Tue May 22, 2018 11:08 am

They are not.

New, new, new, projected in service date is Friday, 6/1
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby mcgrath618 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:58 pm

CNJGeep wrote:They are not.

New, new, new, projected in service date is Friday, 6/1
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:04 pm

Couldn’t snap a picture, but 903 just passed by Bryn Mawr station with a consist.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby johnnyloco » Sun May 27, 2018 9:12 pm

SEPTA trains 9559 and 9561 (GVF) had AEM-7s had 2302 and 2301 respectively on Thursday.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby StrasburgRailroadFan » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:39 pm

I just saw a septa AEM-7 on a train heading for Philadelphia at 6:34 June 6 2018
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby ChesterValley » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:59 pm

I thought this was in the thread, but I'll post it here. SEPTA has a webcam set up on Frazer Yards you can see here http://www.frazeryard.com/webcam.html
Right now you can see three AEM-7's with the new Locomotives in the background.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby chuchubob » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:08 am

The morning AEM7 fleet at North Broad Friday morning:
2306
2303
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2304
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2302
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby mcgrath618 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Just met two very nice railfans during work at Bryn Mawr station today.
Apparently, the Sprinters are OOS until they resolve some braking issue.
We saw two of the toasters though, 2305 and 2306.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Postby glennk419 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:12 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:Just met two very nice railfans during work at Bryn Mawr station today.
Apparently, the Sprinters are OOS until they resolve some braking issue.
We saw two of the toasters though, 2305 and 2306.


Maybe they can repaint them while they're at it.
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