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

 

 

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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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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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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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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. post-5762-15246713106325.jpg

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

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

 

 

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seeing there is no overhead line, I guess they need a charger to charge the sprinter?

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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.

That reminds me of some stories I've heard on steam locomotives. There is one man who was a legend Bill Purdie who was the head man over the Southern Railway Steam Program.

 

He had to go to the bathroom on the steam engine while it was running. So he went to the side and started using it off the side of the train. But forgot he was coming into a town. So while he was going he was waving to people lined up to see the train. He was a hoot.

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Septa's first Sprinter went into revenue service yesterday on the daily "Great Valley Flyer" Which is a heavily traveled train. It runs Express from 30th Street to Paoli, and then is local to Thorndale.

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Septa's first Sprinter went into revenue service yesterday on the daily "Great Valley Flyer" Which is a heavily traveled train. It runs Express from 30th Street to Paoli, and then is local to Thorndale.

Finally! At last we'll be seeing a genuinely good lucking ACS-64 in service. Here's a video I found taken today of an in-service Sprinter:

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If I remember when I get around to uploading my photos from the First run to Thorndale I'll post one or two.

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