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  1. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Wow we saw the 655 being towed somewhere, maybe that was the of.it
  2. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    621 looks like it might be doing a test with that kinda line up
  3. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    611 passed me on 129 and the double headers were the 601 and 608
  4. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    612 is out doing its shakedown run today, saw it in Trenton
  5. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Great shots
  6. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    7 units are in service
  7. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Those are WAS to NYP Regionals, so the ACS-64's are still limited to NYP-WAS operations. Any word or reports on when a fix will be implemented and deployed for the power changes north of NYP? The 600 made a trip up to Boston on train 174 and was only two minutes late, I would say things may have gone well. I would ask more questions to make sure.
  8. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    They are in service today a following engineer told me he saw the 603 and the 605 ready to go
  9. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Just to give you guys the heads up ACS64 units numbers 603 and 605 will be in revenue service today on trains 184 and 84.
  10. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    I was recently able to look at one both inside and outside, experience it in service, and I am converted from a skeptic to a believer! There are some bugs to be worked out... but these are quality locomotives. Amtrak has had nothing built as well and beautifully as these before. I believe they are going to make a big improvement to NEC service. I ran the 600 on train 91 the other day and your right this motor is great. The dynamic brake works very well and if you guys were wondering you can bring this motor down to 1mph using dynamic. Amtrak finally put theres heads together and came up with something thats finally good.
  11. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Very well said sir, on that note the 600 was out and about on train 152.
  12. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    The 602 maybe on 91 tomorrow, ill confirm in the morning
  13. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    There are no overhauls scheduled in FY2014 for the AEM-7DCs, ACs and HHP-8s in the maintenance summary in the monthly reports. In FY2013 monthly reports, the scheduled overhauls were cut short of the planned number in the latter part of the year with the note "project complete - budget reduction". So, yes, the overhaul cycle has been stopped for the meatballs and Hippos, obviously counting on the ACS-64s entering service quickly enough. Amtrak really need to get these motors up and going. Like I said before a bunch of these motors are breaking down including the HHP8's. There are only 3 in service now and they said they are trying to 8 in service but it seems like that's not going to happen. The 602 was approve for service but I think its still in NY testing for engineers
  14. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Thank you
  15. engr08

    ACS-64 Heads Up

    Are you going to post the video?
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