• AEM-7/ALP-44 status

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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 johnnyloco
 
July 15, 2016

Septa Trenton Line #9747 arriving at 30th St Station today with ALP-44 #2308-

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Roster shot of #2308

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Cab shot of #2308

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  by South Jersey Budd
 
2308 has been on the unscheduled 520pm West Trenton Local the past 2 nights. It's only a 4 or 5 car set.
  by danquagl
 
I assume its the same set on the unscheduled 7:08 from West Trenton?
  by scotty269
 
I've been catching 2306 heading towards Roberts from North Broad around 9:25-9:30. Not sure where it is coming frmo.
  by chuchubob
 
That's train 9518 from Paoli.
  by NorthWest
 
I'll hopefully be visiting the Philadelphia area in late March 2017, and I'd like to scratch catching 2308 off my bucket list. Is there anywhere that she's likely to be and anywhere that is a good spotting location?
  by danquagl
 
The best times to catch push pull trains are both of the rushes (AM and PM). As for the locations, there are lots of popular rail-fanning spots on the system. 30th Street Station (especially the Commuter Tunnel portal between 30th Street and Suburban) is one. Temple U station at rush hour is one that I've seen a lot. As for the locomotive itself, it could show up on any of the trains on any line that utilize the push-pull sets, meaning that it isn't assigned to one specific line/train.
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  by liftedjeep
 
-The Upper Platform at 30th St during the AM/PM rush is a great spot to catch the Septa push/pulls.

-Over the past few weeks I've seen #2308 on Trenton Line train #1745 heading for Trenton as I pass under the NEC on Castor Ave on my way home from work about 5:10 in the evening. Obviously this time of year it's too dark to get pictures, but at least it's been in service as of lately.
Ben
  by NorthWest
 
Thanks to you both. It sounds like 30th Street is my best bet overall. I appreciate the guidance!
  by R3 Passenger
 
liftedjeep wrote:Over the past few weeks I've seen #2308 on Trenton Line train #1745 heading for Trenton as I pass under the NEC on Castor Ave on my way home from work about 5:10 in the evening.
2308 broke down at Holmesburg Junction as train #1745 on November 18. I was riding that night. It has not been on the Trenton Line since.
  by NorthPennLimited
 
That ALP-44 is like owning a 1982 Ford Fairmont.

If it breaks down, where do you get spare parts?
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  by amtrakhogger
 
Rock Auto.
  by Backshophoss
 
Don't think NJT is willing(or allowed)to sell parts off those mothballed motors.
Some sort of Federal(US Gov) hold
Would not be surprised if parts were pulled from those motors for the ALP-46's.
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