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Date: 09/11/21 18:26
Caltrain AEM7 Passing Santa Clara, CA
Author: jimB

Former Amtrak now Caltrain owned AEM7 938 being towed from San Francisco to San Jose Saturday morning by Caltrain MP15 503, passing the Santa Clara depot during our open house hours, providing a show for our visitors and members.

I have no information on the purpose of this move, but the test track for the elctrification is just beyond (south) of the depot and the two AEM7s were acquired for testing the elctrification, which is not yet energized. A remnent of the white plastic tarp used to cover 938 can be seen on top of the engine.

Jim B

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Date: 09/11/21 18:36
Re: Caltrain AEM7 Passing Santa Clara, CA
Author: NFO

Thanks for posting. 
Norm O.



Date: 09/11/21 20:34
Re: Caltrain AEM7 Passing Santa Clara, CA
Author: PHall

Maybe they're taking it to the shop to prep it for service so it will be ready to go when there is overhead ready to test.



Date: 09/11/21 21:26
Re: Caltrain AEM7 Passing Santa Clara, CA
Author: phthithu

One of the units is for parts, one is for testing. Getting close to testing looks like. Nice catch JImB! Looks like a lot of people got the headsup, good turnout. 



Date: 09/11/21 21:41
Re: Caltrain AEM7 Passing Santa Clara, CA
Author: SLORailfanning

White tarp was removed due to homeless people making it home from what I was told. I'll ask around on what the AEM7 is doing at presumably CEMOF 



Date: 09/12/21 08:21
Re: Caltrain AEM7 Passing Santa Clara, CA
Author: cchan006

Nice catch of the MP15DC pulling the AEM7, Jim. Swedish Meatballs and Cruds!



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