Jump to content

Recommended Posts

They really do look good. The Amtrak ACS-64s have grown on me, but the SEPTA ones knock them out of the park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks very nice. Also, it seems to be leading that nice consist you don't see much (not the newest cars, and I don't think the oldest ones?) I rode in one once and it was also very nice--are they bringing them back? Or was this just a coincidence that it was being used with the new Sprinter?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks very nice. Also, it seems to be leading that nice consist you don't see much (not the newest cars, and I don't think the oldest ones?) I rode in one once and it was also very nice--are they bringing them back? Or was this just a coincidence that it was being used with the new Sprinter?

Those are SEPTA Is. They were built in 1987 and are the second oldest unpowered car type in the SEPTA fleet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the information, cpotisch.

 

They are also more comfortable than the oldest ones and just plain nice to ride in. I only rode in one once--I ride SEPTA a lot, but never had been in one before til my cousin visited from CT and we went to Philly. Wouldn't you know, the one time she rides SEPTA, we get those lovely coaches, and she's not even a train person and just took it for granted! :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mystic, the Bombers as they are known as by train crews and rail fans alike, are only run on certain trains during rush hours only.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Acela150.

 

So my cousin and I got even luckier than I thought, because we were on the Trenton line, which of course rarely gets the nicest stuff. She just took it for granted, too. I said how lovely it was to be in one of these cars and she said, "Yes, it's fine, Patty" in a sort of "What's the big deal?" tone. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, Acela150.

 

So my cousin and I got even luckier than I thought, because we were on the Trenton line, which of course rarely gets the nicest stuff. She just took it for granted, too. I said how lovely it was to be in one of these cars and she said, "Yes, it's fine, Patty" in a sort of "What's the big deal?" tone. :P

That's always the response I get when I ask a non-railfan what they think of any train.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 Septa sprinters are now in service as of yesterday and 13 are on property.

 

I'm having a little issues with uploading photos so when things are easier for me I'll try to upload.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks.

 

903 will enter service on Monday on Train 9524 which is Local from Malvern to Bryn Mawr and express to the city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So now that the Sprinters are in service, are the AEM-7s and sole ALP-44 done for?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So now that the Sprinters are in service, are the AEM-7s and sole ALP-44 done for?

 

As of today 6 Sprinters are in service and 6 of the 7 AEM-7's and ALP-44 are stored serviceable in case anything arises. I believe that 2302 is a write off as it needs a new air compressor. Which makes zero sense to replace when you have brand new motors coming online.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

So now that the Sprinters are in service, are the AEM-7s and sole ALP-44 done for?

 

As of today 6 Sprinters are in service and 6 of the 7 AEM-7's and ALP-44 are stored serviceable in case anything arises. I believe that 2302 is a write off as it needs a new air compressor. Which makes zero sense to replace when you have brand new motors coming online.

Well that's a shame. After Amtrak retired their AEM-7s, I had been hoping I'd be able to see a MARC or SEPTA unit before they were all retired, but I guess not. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×