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Author:  CTA4453 [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:29 pm ]
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It's still sitting in the dead line at Altoona as of a couple weeks ago. Still waiting for shop time.

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:31 am ]
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Anyone who cares about the Amtrak AEM-7 enough should probably keep the (tentative) date of June 18th open. Just in case what I'm hearing about actually happens.

Author:  Overmod [ Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:17 am ]
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Lord, I hate mystery-meat posts! Sandy, for those of us not in the loop, when WHAT supposedly will happen?

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:26 pm ]
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I've already said too much. Just keep the date open if possible.

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:31 pm ]
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The Farewell To The AEM-7 Excursion (a.k.a. "Special on Swedish Meatballs") has been formally announced.

June 18th, DC-Philly round trip with Wilmington Shops tour and box lunch included. $155. Tickets go on sale May 2 at 9:00 AM EDT.

https://www.amtrak.com/farewell-to-the- ... sion-train

Author:  Paul D [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:18 pm ]
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Wouldn't that be called the "Ikea Express"?

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:19 pm ]
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There have already been jokes that the box lunch is Swedish meatballs and toast (a play on both nicknames for the locos), and the souvenir is an IKEA hex wrench........

Author:  Paul D [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:14 pm ]
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How about the "Flatpack Limited"?

Author:  robertjohndavis [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:17 pm ]
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June 18th will be an interesting day for Amtrak fans, that's also the rumored date of the Allentown - Newark "test run" on the former CNJ/LV mains (and a bit of the NEC).

Rob

Author:  filmteknik [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:42 pm ]
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Are they not keeping any as spares?

Author:  Paul D [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:25 pm ]
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How that I've had my snarky fun I'd like to pose a serious question.

Since everyone would like to see some of the older power run i.e. GG1, is the unit that is being preserved in the Museum at Strasburg complete and operational? I've seen videos of several railroads, the RhB for example do power parades of historic and modern locomotives. I know the AEM-7s are not the prettiest of things but they ae coming out of service and will continue to be compatible in the future?

Author:  PaulWWoodring [ Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:34 pm ]
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Anybody else thinking about going on the farewell trip? I just might, I spent a lot of years running up and down the NEC behind the beasts as an LSA. I wasn't able to make the GG1 farewell 33 years ago.

Author:  J3a-614 [ Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:31 am ]
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The clock is running down, if not stopped yet.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/579586/

Author:  wm303 [ Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:38 am ]
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"Since everyone would like to see some of the older power run i.e. GG1, is the unit that is being preserved in the Museum at Strasburg complete and operational"?

Not only operational, but it is the unit being used to pull the special.

Author:  Alexander D. Mitchell IV [ Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:03 am ]
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wm303 wrote:
Not only operational, but it is the unit being used to pull the special.


Source of this info?

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