Amtrak SC-44 Chargers at Fullerton

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Amtrak SC-44 Chargers at Fullerton
Posted by HybridHobby on Monday, April 17, 2017 1:34 PM

Hey guys, caught some SC-44 Chargers yesterday evening on the Southwest Chief. Wasn't really prepared for the video, I was just driving down the street and decided to pull over to film some trains and behold, the catch of the week lol. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/ZJsGRIrLtio

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:29 PM

How many of these units did Amtrak order?

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Posted by NorthWest on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:45 PM

Well, currently it's 'none' as the state DOTs purchased the locomotives in production, as of which I think there are 63 ordered with a total of 12 more corridor options on the contract, and 150 LD versions with larger fuel tanks.

Note that the terrible Cascades paint design has a huge WSDOT logo and a small Amtrak one with a grab iron through it.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:10 PM

So only two units are running right now?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:53 AM

IDOT 4604 and 4611 were recently at 18th Street in Chicago and have also been making test runs.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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