• Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinter Discussion

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  by USRailFan
 
Martin Baumann wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 am Are 601 and 627 permanently retired?
How long had 601 been in service? It might not beat P40 819 as the shortest-lived Amtrak loco, but it's got to be pretty high up on the list?
  by liftedjeep
 
USRailFan wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:03 am
Martin Baumann wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 am Are 601 and 627 permanently retired?
How long had 601 been in service? It might not beat P40 819 as the shortest-lived Amtrak loco, but it's got to be pretty high up on the list?
#601 began testing along the NEC in February of 2014, with its first revenue run on March 1st. The derailment of train #188 occurred on May 12th, 2015, which means #601 was in service for just over 14 months.

Ben
  by USRailFan
 
liftedjeep wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:19 am
USRailFan wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:03 am
Martin Baumann wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 am Are 601 and 627 permanently retired?
How long had 601 been in service? It might not beat P40 819 as the shortest-lived Amtrak loco, but it's got to be pretty high up on the list?
#601 began testing along the NEC in February of 2014, with its first revenue run on March 1st. The derailment of train #188 occurred on May 12th, 2015, which means #601 was in service for just over 14 months.

Ben
The two P42s wrecked at Wendover in 2001 likely had shorter careers too then?
  by Pensyfan19
 
According to this picture, ACS-64 #645 is a PRR sticker unit, and has been for at least a few months. Does anyone know of any unofficial Amtrak "sticker units" for either the sprinters or other locomotives for Amtrak?
  by liftedjeep
 
Pensyfan19 wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:42 pm According to this picture, ACS-64 #645 is a PRR sticker unit, and has been for at least a few months. Does anyone know of any unofficial Amtrak "sticker units" for either the sprinters or other locomotives for Amtrak?
If that photo is indeed legit, I would bet my paycheck that an Amtrak employee slapped that sticker on while the Sprinter was shopped. I have not heard a thing about any official Amtrak "sticker units".

If I recall correctly, something similar took place a few years ago with a Septa City Sprinter.
Ben
  by gokeefe
 
What a classic ... Funny how the PRR lives on inside Amtrak ...

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  by rcthompson04
 
gokeefe wrote: Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:36 pm What a classic ... Funny how the PRR lives on inside Amtrak ...

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Amtrak is basically part of the PRR core passenger service with others tacked on.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
rcthompson04 wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:01 pm Amtrak is basically part of the PRR core passenger service with others tacked on.
Much like Conrail would basically be PC (much of USRA staff was PC) with several other roads merged in.
Even the stenciled "CR" lettering on locomotives in the early CR days was PC font.
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