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  by liftedjeep
 
I have heard from two reliable sources that AEM-7 #s 938 & 929 were moved to the track adjacent to the mainline at Wilmington today (2/12) for shipment to CA.

Ben
  by DutchRailnut
 
cancel that move, high speed rail in CA is dead...
https://news.yahoo.com/ca-scraps-77-bln ... 17692.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by ApproachMedium
 
DutchRailnut wrote:cancel that move, high speed rail in CA is dead...
https://news.yahoo.com/ca-scraps-77-bln ... 17692.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That has nothing to do with this.

And yes, they will be heading for cali soon. How long till they depart idk, how long will they sit with all their stuff intact before some buffs steal the horns and whatnot off them is another story.
  by Backshophoss
 
JPBX,aka Caltrain,nee SP Commuter service will build catenary from 4th and townsend in SFO to San Jose,that has started,and
IS NOT part of CaHSR! Could become the "Meatball" retirement home. :wink:
  by ConstanceR46
 
Caltrain was tied to CAHSR in that the juice system and some platforms would be built to be compatable. Juicing is going on even though the gov'nr decided to castrate the system.
  by DutchRailnut
 
Backshophoss wrote:JPBX,aka Caltrain,nee SP Commuter service will build catenary from 4th and townsend in SFO to San Jose,that has started,and
IS NOT part of CaHSR! Could become the "Meatball" retirement home. :wink:
did they not buy stadler rail cars for service and double order ? https://www.railwayage.com/news/caltrai ... emu-order/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Most railroads found out using a electric engine on work train defeats some safety rules (most railroads use)
, like killing catenary in section were work will be performed.
  by ConstanceR46
 
They're for catenary testing and backup; not work engines. Caltrain has MP15DC units for towing work trains.
  by ThirdRail7
 
Keep your ears to the ground in early December. You may see an exodus of AEM-7s heading to RI.
  by daybeers
 
Rhode Island? What for?
  by Tadman
 
Boston Surface Railroad is up and running and under wires!!!!


(I'm just having fun with ya'll, I don't ever expect any of that to happen)
  by gokeefe
 
ThirdRail7 wrote: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:43 pm Keep your ears to the ground in early December. You may see an exodus of AEM-7s heading to RI.
Is this for a longer journey, perhaps over the water or for more local and "more typical" use?
  by east point
 
RI? Rhode Island for refurbishment? For MBTA?
  by DutchRailnut
 
that sure would be pre-pre -premature , no electrification has been planned or started ?? only board approved for planning.
  by gokeefe
 
Which board approved what for planning?
  by Tadman
 
Might be that storage track where MBTA shipped the surplus ex-MARC Geeps from the prior contract operator.
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