Discussion in 'Amtrak Rail Discussion' started by ronkstevens, Feb 7, 2014.
Both units are AC propulsion.
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.
Amazing how small that looks between a P42 and a Superliner.
I saw AEM-7 945 parked in Amtrak's Chicago Canal Street yard early this afternoon as my train passed the yard.
rumored to be heading to IRM.
Is heading to IRM.
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.
I thought they got sold and are heading west...
929 & 938 with all Amtrak markings spray paint patched over, a step that would be unlikely to be simply stored at Bear...
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.
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.
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.
Born again Baptism by flood?
They left WAS today.
You beat me to it. Just saw the FB post from 1 hour ago.
Here they are crossing the Chicago River on 29.
Here are 929 and 938 riding behind the P42s as Amtrak #5(05) slowly came through Agency, Iowa last night about two hours late. Are these two still traveling with AMTK reporting marks, or do they have new ones now?
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