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New Heritage unit addition

Postby amtrakhogger » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:27 am

It looks like Amtrak will have an additional Heritage unit for the fleet. SW1000R 794 was spotted outside Delaware Car Co. on 6/12 in Washington Terminal blue paint and lettering. Sorry, no picture.
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby mmi16 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Without a picture it didn't happen!
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:46 pm

Here you go, Mr. MMI

https://goo.gl/images/MfAjLr
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:03 pm

Hopefully a lot cleaner then when that pic was taken! :P
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby SouthernRailway » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:41 am

I suspect that Amtrak is so dead-set on promoting its own heritage and identity that it would never do this, and freight railroads might not want to license their intellectual property to Amtrak, but:

Wouldn't it be neat if Amtrak had heritage locomotives like freight railroads do, painted in liveries of Amtrak's predecessors?

For example, the Lake Shore Limited could be led by a locomotive in NY Central paint, the Crescent could be led by a locomotive in Southern Railway paint; and an Acela Express could be in Penn Central livery?

I don't think it would ever happen, but it would be neat if it did.
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:31 am

Well...you've got the Heritage-paint Gennie roaming out there for a few years now, so that already is happening. Keep in mind we're only 4 years away from AMTK's 50th anniversary, so the opportunity to throw a real paint-party extravaganza is coming pretty soon.
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby electricron » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:44 am

Is it a new addition to the fleet? Amtrak has owned 10 SW1000R switchers since 1994.

SW1000R #790-799
Type: EMD SW1000R Diesel
Built: EMD 1950 (790 to 794, 796 to 799 as SW9, 795 as SW1200)
Rebuilt: National Railway Equipment 1994 as SW1000R
Engine: 1,000 hp Diesel
Transmission: Electric
Acquired by Amtrak 1994 from MKT, INS, SOO, PLE and B+O. Briefly numbered as 700 to 709 then renumbered to 790 to 799.

790 G SU CHI Chicago IL, stored
791 G SU CHI Chicago IL, stored
792 G SW WAS Washington DC
793 G SW WAS Washington DC
794 G SU OAK Oakland CA, stored
795 G SU LAX Los Angeles CA, stored
796 G SW WAS Washington DC
797 G SW WAS Washington DC
798 G SW WAS Washington DC
799 G SW WAS Washington DC

It does appear that 794 is no longer stored in Oakland and has been recently refurbished and returned to the active fleet. But I wouldn't call that a "new" addition to the fleet.
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby amtrakhogger » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:04 am

No, not an addition to the general fleet, but rather an addition to the "Heritage" fleet.
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby mtuandrew » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:44 pm

I mean, I'd rather have a Heritage Penn Station and Heritage brand-new Acelas & cars. :P
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Re: New Heritage unit addition

Postby ExCon90 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:01 pm

It wouldn't be a Heritage Penn Station without heavyweight INDOMITABLE class Parlor-Buffet-Lounge cars on the Heritage Clockers.
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