ACS-64s in transit, tests, & deliveries

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, February 29, 2016 7:16 PM

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Unconfirmed that 667 will be leaving California.  Some one may have more information.

Now reported to have left Davis too late today. Maybe on tomorrow's CAL Z ?

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2:22 AM

Several sites have pictures of 664 running tests on SEPTA.  Unconfirmed it is a 1 months lease.  Wonder if this will mean very close similarity of SEPTA's to Amtrak except for maybe some upgrades ?

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Posted by NorthWest on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 9:11 AM

SEPTA has leased it for an undetermined period of time presumably to check clearances and general system compatability. I would expect there to be a large degree of similarity between the fleets if they are not identical but for traction moter gearing.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:32 PM

667 on CAL Z --  6 / 02 March in Iowa. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTrgBQhDsso

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, March 25, 2016 3:55 PM

A very unconfirmed report said that  668 would start moving either Saturday or Sunday.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, April 09, 2016 3:10 PM

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A very unconfirmed report said that  668 would start moving either Saturday or Sunday.

 
Due to unknow problems it is now unconfirmed that 668 is on train 6 ( 09 ). why 2 weeks delay   ???   Waiting for pictures.
EDIT just saw some small pictures of 668 on train orders web site.
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, April 11, 2016 4:58 PM

668 / 09 at Ottumma Ia today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt88VAZ7AJg

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, April 25, 2016 4:08 PM

Unconfirmed report that  669 will be en route shortly or already may be.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:25 PM

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Unconfirmed report that  669 will be en route shortly or already may be.

 

 
here is video of 669 at Ottumma, Ia
 
 
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Posted by wanswheel on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 3:34 PM

Excerpt from Modesto Bee, May 31

http://www.modbee.com/news/article80929617.html

Amtrak’s boss rode his official train into Modesto to talk about upgrading its San Joaquin Corridor…

Boardman’s trip started Thursday of last week in Washington, D.C. He rode the Capitol Limited route from there to Chicago, then switched to the Southwest Chief to Los Angeles. He got to Bakersfield via a slow ride across the Tehachapi Mountains, on substandard track that has forced Amtrak to use buses for regular customers. He passed stations that included Merced and Denair before arriving in Modesto.

“It’s the best way for me to see what’s going on with the railroad,” Boardman said. He planned to reach Sacramento on Wednesday to accept the last of 70 electric locomotives being built there by Siemens for use on the East Coast.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, June 03, 2016 2:40 AM

Other sites have mention that 670 will be on Friday's #6 eastbound along with Boardman.  Also stated that Boardman's cars will be set out in DEN.  Could it be on a very slight probability that 670 will also be set out in DEN ?                                         t N

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Posted by wanswheel on Friday, June 03, 2016 1:24 PM

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, June 05, 2016 3:34 AM

From another site video of 670 eastbound with 3 P-42s and Boardman's special on rear.  Note UP OCS with 2 locos on first of video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycgxjeLeIMQ

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:55 AM

670 was spotted at Chicago Union Station this morning (06/07/2016)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, July 11, 2016 5:42 AM

670 reported to be released for scheduled service.  Guess this completes order ?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:36 PM

SEPTA announces 1st ACS-64 for then is now starting production.  Guess Siemens  wants to be sure of on time deliveries ?

http://www.septa.org/service/rail/improvement/upgrades.html

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:25 PM

There is a report that SEPTA's first Sprinter along with a couple SC-44s for MARC are enroute on UP to St. Louis further routing unknown.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:34 PM

Correction .   Here is video of SEPTA sprinter and 3  MARC  SC-44s enroute to somewhere pulled by UP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJK6lCfmJIQ

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