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 eb684 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:02 pm

2308 is still going strong. It ran the Newark PM express today.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby Coast Line Railfan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:06 am

eb684 wrote:2308 is still going strong. It ran the Newark PM express today.


Yup. I didn't mention (Probly) that I went to Bryn Mawr instead of 30th Street. There we saw 2308 and 902 (Her first day in Revenue Service) as well as 2301 a little later in the evening)
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby van2005ko » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:56 pm

Could probably go to Narberth on the Paoli-Thorndale line to photograph them on the curve

Here is train 1565 - this train still gets an AEM7 however that could change within the next few weeks.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38448465@ ... ed-public/

Or go to Villanova to get an head on shot - here is 9559
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38448465@ ... ed-public/

Keep in mind that on the weekdays on this run - it appears only 1565 still gets an AEM7. 9561 and now 9553 has been generally getting ACS.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby Coast Line Railfan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:49 am

van2005ko wrote:Could probably go to Narberth on the Paoli-Thorndale line to photograph them on the curve

Here is train 1565 - this train still gets an AEM7 however that could change within the next few weeks.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38448465@ ... ed-public/

Or go to Villanova to get an head on shot - here is 9559
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38448465@ ... ed-public/

Keep in mind that on the weekdays on this run - it appears only 1565 still gets an AEM7. 9561 and now 9553 has been generally getting ACS.


Yes. When I was there only 1565 had an AEM. However, 9553 had #2308, unless I'm mistaking it for another train. Great photos by the way!
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby zebrasepta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Seems like SEPTA is putting a new ACS-64 into service fast since 903 was seen in service to West Trenton not that long ago so the AEM-7s and the ALP-44 might not have much time left.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby dcipjr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 am

Its days may be numbered, but the ALP-44 #2308 brought West Trenton #6321 into Center City today -- it's still out there.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby liftedjeep » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:30 pm

-#2308 was on Paoli/Thorndale Line #1565 last week. I've wanted a shot of the ALP-44 in action for a while now, before she is retired. I lucked out and caught #2308 arriving in Bryn Mawr on Monday the 6th:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4999355

Roster shot of the ALP-44:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4999356

My apologies for the delay of this post and pics. The site I use to upload my RR shots has been down for over a week.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby Coast Line Railfan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:14 pm

liftedjeep wrote:-#2308 was on Paoli/Thorndale Line #1565 last week. I've wanted a shot of the ALP-44 in action for a while now, before she is retired. I lucked out and caught #2308 arriving in Bryn Mawr on Monday the 6th:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4999355

Roster shot of the ALP-44:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4999356

My apologies for the delay of this post and pics. The site I use to upload my RR shots has been down for over a week.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby mcgrath618 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:25 pm

Allegedly, 2301's last run was today.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:20 am

2304 died on Friday night at Suburban Station on Train 9745. It was replaced on Saturday by 2307.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby dcipjr » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:26 am

#2304 died after leaving Bethayres this morning on train 6321. It was eventually able to reverse into Bethayres, where everyone had to get off.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:55 am

2301 and 2307 are the final two standing. 2301 has been running on the GVF in the morning and 1565 at night. 2307 has been running on D9301/9340 in the AM and 9251/9254 in the PM.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby CNJGeep » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:57 am

No AEM-7s tonight.

The final one running was 2307, to be replaced for Train 1565 tonight by the 905.

2308 is still running UFN.
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby glennk419 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:51 pm

I wonder if SEPTA will run any farewell to the toasters excursions like Amtrak did?
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Re: Best Place to see Toasters and ALP-44 before retirement

Postby bikentransit » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:36 pm

probably not. They hate nostalgia
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