New SEPTA Loco

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by ekt8750 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:57 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:I wish we still had that set of Comet Is so that there could be more push pulls with all of these engines.
Next year...

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:13 pm

ekt8750 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:I wish we still had that set of Comet Is so that there could be more push pulls with all of these engines.
Next year...
Next year the toasters will be gone.

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by MACTRAXX » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:45 pm

glennk419 wrote:
liftedjeep wrote:Per a friend at the scene, five more City Sprinters were delivered to Septa by CSX this afternoon at Woodbourne.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4990940" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Photo by T. Darnell
Ben
WOW. I believe that Siemens is ahead of schedule on the deliveries. That is almost ( if not ) the entire initial order.
Everyone: With this delivery of five Sprinters how many does SEPTA now have on the property?
Any idea how long is the testing process period before they are deemed to be ready for service?

They would need eight units in service to outright replace the eight current motors...Any more
would give SEPTA perhaps much needed redundancy...

MCG: The Comet 1 cars were a short-term stopgap measure at best - these cars dated from the
early 1970s (1972-73) and were for the most part worn out...Letting them suffer from vandalism
in storage was the stand out example of how these cars were treated in the end...

The bulk of the new ACS64 motors are slated for service along with the 55 multilevel cars to be
placed into service beginning in 2019...With ridership increasing there will likely be more trains
in service utilizing push-pull equipment...MACTRAXX
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:11 pm

The Comet I's lost their trucks during the SL-V truck problem,the trucks were used as "shop trucks" on the SL-V's
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:02 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:
glennk419 wrote:
liftedjeep wrote:Per a friend at the scene, five more City Sprinters were delivered to Septa by CSX this afternoon at Woodbourne.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4990940" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Photo by T. Darnell
Ben
WOW. I believe that Siemens is ahead of schedule on the deliveries. That is almost ( if not ) the entire initial order.
Everyone: With this delivery of five Sprinters how many does SEPTA now have on the property?
Any idea how long is the testing process period before they are deemed to be ready for service?

They would need eight units in service to outright replace the eight current motors...Any more
would give SEPTA perhaps much needed redundancy...

MCG: The Comet 1 cars were a short-term stopgap measure at best - these cars dated from the
early 1970s (1972-73) and were for the most part worn out...Letting them suffer from vandalism
in storage was the stand out example of how these cars were treated in the end...

The bulk of the new ACS64 motors are slated for service along with the 55 multilevel cars to be
placed into service beginning in 2019...With ridership increasing there will likely be more trains
in service utilizing push-pull equipment...MACTRAXX
We have 13 ACS-64s, with 8 on property ATM

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by ekt8750 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:11 am

mcgrath618 wrote:
ekt8750 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:I wish we still had that set of Comet Is so that there could be more push pulls with all of these engines.
Next year...
Next year the toasters will be gone.
Well I meant next year we'll have more coaches to accommodate more trains for our extra locomotives.

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by CNJGeep » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:34 pm

902 made a maiden voyage on the Flyer tonight.

901 ran to West Trenton on 6374, so keep your eyes peeled for it tomorrow morning.
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by dcipjr » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:46 am

It wasn't on 6321, which is my normal AM train -- was it on 6325?

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by CNJGeep » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:04 am

dcipjr wrote:It wasn't on 6321, which is my normal AM train -- was it on 6325?
Yes
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by dcipjr » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:57 pm

We've got a ACS-64 on train 6374 right now! Heading to West Trenton. Not nearly as jerky as the AEM-7d have been.

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by zebrasepta » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:05 pm

Can anyone confirm that 902 was put into service because a couple of the AEM-7's (2?) went out?

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by glennk419 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm

Thought I heard ACS horns at Roslyn around 12:30 today. Does anyone know if they were out testing on the Warminster line today?
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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by mcgrath618 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:44 am

Looks like 902 had some issues:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4995512" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: New SEPTA Loco

Post by trainspot » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:10 am

It didn’t want to wake up Monday morning!

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