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29(11) 78, 146, 942, 928 all of course subject to good behavior.

As stated, Cap Limited #29 had AC unit 942 and DC unit 928 trailing behind the road power on July 11th.

 

 

Both units are AC propulsion.

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Here are some videos of the hard working AEM7 number 945 as it heads to its retirement job at the Illinois Railway Museum. It sure beats heading under the scrapping torch.

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Thirdrail7

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Amazing how small that looks between a P42 and a Superliner.

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At some point today two AEM7s were moved from within the Wilmington facility to one of the tracks adjacent to the mainline tracks, usually where equipment slated for imminent further movement is placed...

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30 minutes ago, KnightRail said:

At some point today two AEM7s were moved from within the Wilmington facility to one of the tracks adjacent to the mainline tracks, usually where equipment slated for imminent further movement is placed...

A guess says it's going to Bear for storage. 

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I thought they got sold and are heading west...

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They're probably going to San Jose to become test equipment for Caltrain. As of November, Caltrain was expecting to recieve two in February. If that is the case, I will try to get pictures when they pass through Chicago.

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19 minutes ago, brianpmcdonnell17 said:

They're probably going to San Jose to become test equipment for Caltrain.

They are definitely the aforementioned Caltrain units. 

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3 hours ago, Thirdrail7 said:

They are definitely the aforementioned Caltrain units. 

Oh nice! I’ll have to go check em out once they’re here! Things are progressing pretty rapidly on the electrification here. 

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48 minutes ago, Agent said:

What train would they take from Chicago (if that's definitive and publicly releasable information)?

I would guess and take this with a grain of salt please. The CZ. As for when? Perhaps an insider could enlighten us. 

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