AEM-7/ALP-44 status

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by amtrakhogger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:59 am

silverliner266 wrote:Has anyone referred to SEPTA's feet as "the brave little toasters" yet? If they haven't I think we should get that started.
How about "beat" little toasters?
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by silverliner266 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:50 am

amtrakhogger wrote:
silverliner266 wrote:Has anyone referred to SEPTA's feet as "the brave little toasters" yet? If they haven't I think we should get that started.
How about "beat" little toasters?
While it's more accurate it loses it's obscure reference to one of my favorite movies as a child https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brave_Little_Toaster
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by South Jersey Budd » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:07 am

2308 died on 6325 yesterday at Langhorne. Diesel 52 rescued and towed it to Frazer for repairs.

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:18 am

This is semi related, what is the status of the Comet I cars? Last I saw they were in storage at Overbrook but I haven't seen them in ages.

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Post by silverliner266 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 am

I've seen them recently which makes me think they are now in storage behind the Wayne Junction shops.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:29 pm

silverliner266 wrote:I've seen them recently which makes me think they are now in storage behind the Wayne Junction shops.
Are they ever going to be used again? They would honestly come in handy right about now.

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:07 pm

The Comet cars trucks were used as shop trucks for the SL-V truck nightmare,so,those cars are now useless. :(

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by rslitman » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:55 pm

South Jersey Budd wrote:2308 died on 6325 yesterday at Langhorne. Diesel 52 rescued and towed it to Frazer for repairs.
If it's needed to be out of service all week, that may explain why the West Trenton line only had one push pull this week, instead of the customary two they've had for the past several months. I figured this was due to a redistribution after the recent schedule change.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by CNJGeep » Mon May 01, 2017 10:01 am

rslitman wrote:
South Jersey Budd wrote:2308 died on 6325 yesterday at Langhorne. Diesel 52 rescued and towed it to Frazer for repairs.
If it's needed to be out of service all week, that may explain why the West Trenton line only had one push pull this week, instead of the customary two they've had for the past several months. I figured this was due to a redistribution after the recent schedule change.
As least for last week, Train 9547 has run with Push-Pull equipment, and Train 6321 has run with MUs.
2308 is back in service, or at least was on Friday.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by South Jersey Budd » Thu May 04, 2017 9:12 pm

2308 went to West Trenton tonight. The other express was MU equipment.

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by silverliner266 » Tue May 09, 2017 4:11 pm

Does the 5:05 Paoli Express usually operate PP? We have 2303 right now.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by scotty269 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:04 pm

2308 was on track 0 @ Suburban with a mechanic in the cab around 5:45pm on Thursday 5/18. Looks like they were testing something, as they kept turning the lights on and off.

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by khecht » Sat May 20, 2017 12:05 pm

scotty269 wrote:2308 was on track 0 @ Suburban with a mechanic in the cab around 5:45pm on Thursday 5/18. Looks like they were testing something, as they kept turning the lights on and off.
Has SEPTA started boarding peak trains on 0? I don't think I've boarded a push pull on that track in maybe 10 years, and that was a day when there was an early snowstorm commute.

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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by ekt8750 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:49 pm

khecht wrote:
scotty269 wrote:2308 was on track 0 @ Suburban with a mechanic in the cab around 5:45pm on Thursday 5/18. Looks like they were testing something, as they kept turning the lights on and off.
Has SEPTA started boarding peak trains on 0? I don't think I've boarded a push pull on that track in maybe 10 years, and that was a day when there was an early snowstorm commute.
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Re: AEM-7/ALP-44 status

Post by Limited-Clear » Sat May 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Cynwyds use track 5 at Suburban, when the Vs went down a Peak Trenton was starting on the 0, these days it is if a train gets protected out of Suburban for points south, and that's only if there isn't anything available on 5,6 or 7
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