• AEM-7/ALP-44 status

  • Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.
Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.

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  by glennk419
 
mcgrath618 wrote:So was yesterday the last day of service for these guys? I heard a rumor that the sprinters are going in on Monday...
I also heard that they were entering service on Monday the 14th. Although there are nine Sprinters on the property, I don't know that they've all completed acceptance testing nor how far engineer and crew training has progressed. I would imagine that they will be phased in over the next few months and the meatballs will soldier on a little longer.

That said, I believe I heard a Sprinter coming through Jenkintown around 3:00 today.
  by CNJGeep
 
mcgrath618 wrote:So was yesterday the last day of service for these guys? I heard a rumor that the sprinters are going in on Monday...
ONE is supposed to begin service tomorrow on a dedicated rotation. Whether or not it happens will be determined tomorrow, although as of right now it is looking extremely unlikely.
  by liftedjeep
 
acelaphillies wrote:Are the push/pull sets back on the Trenton Line? Any chance the 2308 will be on 9745 :P ? Thanks!!
2308 had mechanical issues two days ago at Suburban Station, and was towed to Frazier(?) by 2307. Not sure of its current status.
Ben
  by acelaphillies
 
liftedjeep wrote:
acelaphillies wrote:Are the push/pull sets back on the Trenton Line? Any chance the 2308 will be on 9745 :P ? Thanks!!
2308 had mechanical issues two days ago at Suburban Station, and was towed to Frazier(?) by 2307. Not sure of its current status.
Ben
Thanks Ben
  by glennk419
 
AEM-7 2305 was on West Trenton train 6321 this morning.

Has anyone confirmed if any of the Sprinters are in revenue service yet?
  by CNJGeep
 
They are not.

New, new, new, projected in service date is Friday, 6/1
  by mcgrath618
 
CNJGeep wrote:They are not.

New, new, new, projected in service date is Friday, 6/1
:-D
My birthday
  by mcgrath618
 
Couldn’t snap a picture, but 903 just passed by Bryn Mawr station with a consist.
  by StrasburgRailroadFan
 
I just saw a septa AEM-7 on a train heading for Philadelphia at 6:34 June 6 2018
  by ChesterValley
 
I thought this was in the thread, but I'll post it here. SEPTA has a webcam set up on Frazer Yards you can see here http://www.frazeryard.com/webcam.html
Right now you can see three AEM-7's with the new Locomotives in the background.
  by chuchubob
 
The morning AEM7 fleet at North Broad Friday morning:
2306
2303
2305
2304
2307
2302
  by mcgrath618
 
Just met two very nice railfans during work at Bryn Mawr station today.
Apparently, the Sprinters are OOS until they resolve some braking issue.
We saw two of the toasters though, 2305 and 2306.
  by glennk419
 
mcgrath618 wrote:Just met two very nice railfans during work at Bryn Mawr station today.
Apparently, the Sprinters are OOS until they resolve some braking issue.
We saw two of the toasters though, 2305 and 2306.
Maybe they can repaint them while they're at it.
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