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#1 Dutchrailnut

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:24 PM

First SEPTA  ACS out of factory.

 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:13 PM

A Sprinter is a van, built by Mercedes-Benz, and should be used on Septas ParaTransit routes. The CitiesSprinter is what we are talking about.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

Looks like there is a Charger sitting in the building behind the Sprinter.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

A Charger is a professional football player representing Los Angeles. The Siemens SC-44 Charger is what we are talking about.
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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

What is Septa?


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

What is Septa?

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority - the trains, trolleys, subway, buses in and around Philadelphia



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

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Silver Meteor #97(6) & #98 (4), Silver Star #91 (2), Capitol Limited #29 & #30(6), Empire Builder #7,#8,#27(2) &#28(4) Coast Starlight #11 (6) & #14(5), California Zephyr #5 (2) & #6 (5), Cascades #506, City of New Orleans #58, #59 (2), South West Chief #3 (4), Lake Shore Limited #49, Maple Leaf #63, San Joaquin #714, Pacific Surfliner #774, Texas Eagle #422 (2), Cardinal #50, Crescent #19, Sunset Limited #1. Approx. 60,169 miles & 41 states!

 


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:39 PM

A Sprinter is a van, built by Mercedes-Benz, and should be used on Septas ParaTransit routes. The CitiesSprinter is what we are talking about.

 

So is this locomotive. 

 

What is Septa?

 

A joke. 


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:41 PM

 

A Sprinter is a van, built by Mercedes-Benz, and should be used on Septas ParaTransit routes. The CitiesSprinter is what we are talking about.

 

So is this locomotive. 

 

What is Septa?

 

A joke. 

 

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read that last part, I'd have needed a new keyboard!


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:43 PM

 

A Sprinter is a van, built by Mercedes-Benz, and should be used on Septas ParaTransit routes. The CitiesSprinter is what we are talking about.

 
So is this locomotive. 
 

What is Septa?

 
A joke. 
 
It's a good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read that last part, I'd have needed a new keyboard!

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

Coming to a high speed, 125 mph equipped corridor near their operations! Who's up to party this weekend?

 

 

 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

Here are some videos of the aforementioned test runs.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:49 AM

Randomly came across these just outside Cumberland. They seem to be just a couple minutes behind a (late) Capitol Limited. Two UP locos at the front. Attached File  IMG_1045.jpg   1.69MB   27 downloads
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:37 PM

Those units are now in the hands of Septa as of this afternoon.. A Septa employee has stated that Septa is looking to begin revenue service with one of the units on 5/14 I believe. 


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

Quick pole: Who here agrees that the SEPTA ACS-64s look 1000 times better than the Amtrak units?


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:16 AM

I agree, cpotisch.

 

However, I absolutely love SEPTA and have a warm place in my heart for most things connected with it (inexplicable to some on here, but I think I may get a pass for having NJT as my commuter rail and seeing what is across the river as nicer :P).


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 04:56 PM

I agree, cpotisch.
 
However, I absolutely love SEPTA and have a warm place in my heart for most things connected with it (inexplicable to some on here, but I think I may get a pass for having NJT as my commuter rail and seeing what is across the river as nicer :P).

The trains are always nicer in someone else’s backyard.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:50 PM

I had heard that there are bathrooms in the Amtrak AVS-64s, but not the SEPTA ones. Is that true? I was surprised to hear that any locomotives have bathrooms inside.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 10:39 PM

I had heard that there are bathrooms in the Amtrak AVS-64s, but not the SEPTA ones. Is that true? I was surprised to hear that any locomotives have bathrooms inside.

 

This is true. Amtrak units have toilets cause most runs that engineers have are over an hour and a half and engineers will use the bathroom during station stops. Septa doesn't believe in bathrooms. That was the worst part of working there. 

 

It's looking like June 1st is the debut of the Septic Sprinters in Revenue Service. 


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