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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby TheOneKEA » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:30 pm

I was at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg recently and saw AEM7 #915 in the outdoor yard, adjacent to another Amtrak loco. It appears to be in as-delivered condition with no obvious signs of theft or damage. When did it arrive there?
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby amtrakhogger » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:00 pm

The 915 went to RRMOPA last year.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:02 pm

TheOneKEA wrote:I was at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg recently and saw AEM7 #915 in the outdoor yard, adjacent to another Amtrak loco. It appears to be in as-delivered condition with no obvious signs of theft or damage. When did it arrive there?


AEM-7 #915 was donated to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania by Amtrak in 2015. The "other Amtrak loco" is E60 #603 which came to the museum in 2003.

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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby amtrakhogger » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:35 pm

Sorry, two years ago.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby mtuandrew » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:02 am

Hry, look at this - 15 AEM-7ACs for sale: http://biggsappraisal.com/AEM7AC
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:26 am

chances of buyers about 0%
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby mtuandrew » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:38 am

Introducing our new AEM 7-Blade AC-powered shaver...
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby liftedjeep » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:54 am

I wonder what the going rate is for one?
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby electricron » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:29 am

Caltrains may be interested in buying one or two AEM7-ACs for getting a head start on testing the new electric catenaries, and for backing up the new Stadler EMUs in the future. But the backing up duties could be done with their existing diesel locomotives. They certainly wouldn’t need 15 of them.
AEM7 style locomotives are still popular in Sweden, maybe they will order the majority of them.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:35 am

Mr. Railnut is likely on the mark.

This is a wise defensive ploy on Amtrak's part to counter the Micascope saying "you didn't try to sell those locomotives? "You just cut 'em up for scrap?"

"Well Congressman/Senator, we tried, and here is the documentation that we listed them with a broker."
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:53 am

The Swedes might be interested in them to strip for parts for their Rc4 remans, since that was the make the Toasters were adapted from. But that's about it; nobody wants them whole. And they'll have been in storage too long to be any good for Caltrain testing; they'll just get a loaner unit of something active when the time comes.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:13 pm

the Swedish once still have parts availability, the US units basically EMD said F***it and no they have no parts common to them.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Any of the 1987 AEM7s among the AC units posted on sale? The ad listing has a 1980-1982 build date.
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby 8th Notch » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:06 pm

I sure got a kick out of “exceptionally good condition and many more years of life.”
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Re: AEM-7 status

Postby amtrakhogger » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:53 pm

IiRC, I thought the units were owned by the bank (lessor) and not Amtrak. So therefore this is a bank sale and not an Amtrak surplus sale. The best I can see for these units is scrap value.
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