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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:28 pm

903 just passed by Bryn Mawr on the Paoli/Thorndale line
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Either someone lied, or SEPTA delayed the deploying of the Sprinters AGAIN.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby CNJGeep » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:54 am

mcgrath618 wrote:Either someone lied, or SEPTA delayed the deploying of the Sprinters AGAIN.

The latter.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 am

As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby glennk419 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:47 am

mcgrath618 wrote:As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.


Is the brake issue one of compatibility with the Bombers or something else? With 70 +/- Sprinters delivered to Amtrak and running well in service, I have to believe that Siemens has the design down pretty well at this point.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby amtrakhogger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 am

glennk419 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.


Is the brake issue one of compatibility with the Bombers or something else? With 70 +/- Sprinters delivered to Amtrak and running well in service, I have to believe that Siemens has the design down pretty well at this point.


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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:30 am

glennk419 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:As I said in the other thread, apparently the new Sprinters have not been released to the rails because of a brake issue.
This would also explain the halt in production.


Is the brake issue one of compatibility with the Bombers or something else? With 70 +/- Sprinters delivered to Amtrak and running well in service, I have to believe that Siemens has the design down pretty well at this point.

I don't know for sure, but I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say that it's with the Bombers.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm

Siemens is most likely working on a software update for the brake computer.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:35 pm

601 had a full consist at Wayne Junction today.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:16 am

Was talking to a SEPTA conductor last night who says that during tests, one of the Sprinters tore down some catenary wire or something.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby glennk419 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Information from another forum is that 901 is out testing on the West Trenton line with a six car set this afternoon. Cab car 2407 is on the other end.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:07 pm

glennk419 wrote:Information from another forum is that 901 is out testing on the West Trenton line with a six car set this afternoon. Cab car 2407 is on the other end.

What other forum?
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby ChesterValley » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:45 am

It's offical: SEPTA 901 has made it's inaugural run
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/septa-regional-rail-new-locomotive-acs-64-siemens-20180711.html

Locomotive 901 made its ceremonial inaugural run at SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Station in advance of getting to work on the Paoli-Thorndale Line, Regional Rail’s busiest.
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The ACS-64s are replacing SEPTA’s aging fleets of AEM-7 and ALP-44 locomotives and are equipped with positive train control, an advanced system designed to automatically stop a train from running into another train or speeding,

[Kneuppel] joked that he is considering cutting up the old engines and turning them into paper weights to give to riders who had complained about service in the past.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby mcgrath618 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:56 am

Time to stop at Radnor station on the way home from work and hope I get lucky!
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Postby liftedjeep » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:00 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:Time to stop at Radnor station on the way home from work and hope I get lucky!


As of last week, the Septa Sprinters were still in testing. #901 was spotted testing on the West Trenton Line last week.
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