New SEPTA Loco

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glennk419
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by glennk419 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:23 pm

trainspot wrote:It didn’t want to wake up Monday morning!
That's not a good start.
Glenn

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by zebrasepta » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:47 pm

glennk419 wrote:
trainspot wrote:It didn’t want to wake up Monday morning!
That's not a good start.
Did Amtrak have trouble with the ACS-64s when they started service?

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by NorthPennLimited » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:55 pm

Your not comparing apples-apples.

Amtrak is a national railroad focused exclusively on heavy rail. SEPTA is primarily a bus & subway transit company. And SEPTA’s push-pulls make up a small fraction of the fleet for maintenance crews. I’m sure there will be a learning curve with the new SEPTA locos. Same as the AEM-7’s

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by bikentransit » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:38 pm

SEPTA is primarily a bus & subway transit company
Amen brother. Exactly why they shouldn't be running a railroad.

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by mcgrath618 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:28 am

bikentransit wrote:
SEPTA is primarily a bus & subway transit company
Amen brother. Exactly why they shouldn't be running a railroad.
MTA does it well, why can't we?

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by CNJGeep » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:10 pm

904 out testing today, 903 projected to run out of Frazer starting Monday AM.
"I'll keep moving through the dark, with you in my heart, my blood brother." RIP D.C.

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by John_Perkowski » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:10 am

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