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Date: 05/24/13 11:24
Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: shed47

Wow, who would have thought a group of passengers on #6 out of Emeryville, CA would get to ride behind one of the new Siemens electrics before anyone in the Northeast Corridor could? AMTK12 leads the 600 and two additional P42's east on track one at Hercules(RV021 UP Martinez Sub) at 09:35 this morning.






Date: 05/24/13 11:33
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: jp1822

The AEM7's are so bland in their current livery. I do hope Amtrak comes up with something creative with the ACS-64. I know the "debut" had an Amtrak logo and American flag on the side. Course I guess I should be commenting that I hope Amtrak gets these electrics to "work" reliably etc. on the NEC.



Date: 05/24/13 12:03
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: floridajoe2001

Hopefully, that roof line is not the finished product.

I wonder if they will have "skirts" along the roof similar to Acela locomotives. You remember, the ones that kept blowing off about 5 years ago.
I thought Acela looked pretty bad until they were retrofited and restored.

Anybody seen a rendering of the "final product"?

Joe



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/13 12:07 by floridajoe2001.



Date: 05/24/13 12:23
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: mcdeo

Just curious, is this train arriving in Denver on Saturday, 5/25 at night? I think it is. I guess I could look it up.

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO
Colorado Photos



Date: 05/24/13 12:37
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: Frontrunner

1 down, 69 to go.



Date: 05/24/13 12:50
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: cchan006

shed47 Wrote:
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> Wow, who would have thought a group of passengers
> on #6 out of Emeryville, CA would get to ride
> behind one of the new Siemens electrics before
> anyone in the Northeast Corridor could?

I guess I better save my ticket stub! Rode behind it from Martinez to Roseville. IC_2024 is the engineer (he's navigating Donner Pass now) so he's got a claim to fame, too.

- At Sacramento Depot.
- Hoses connecting to the third unit.
- Railheads conferring (and foaming?).








Date: 05/24/13 13:58
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: Inthehole

A large Amtrak three sheets logo will be added to the sides. Siemens logo will go away.

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Date: 05/24/13 15:51
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: moltensulphur

Personally I don't give a rat's **s what they "look like". Operating reliability and efficiency will be the key elements, and only important elements of these new units.



Date: 05/24/13 16:10
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: Torisgod

moltensulphur Wrote:
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> Personally I don't give a rat's **s what they
> "look like". Operating reliability and efficiency
> will be the key elements, and only important
> elements of these new units.


Well said, well said.



Date: 05/24/13 16:18
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: kk5ol

moltensulphur Wrote:
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> Personally I don't give a rat's **s what they
> "look like". Operating reliability and efficiency
> will be the key elements, and only important
> elements of these new units.

I'm sure it will perform as flawlessly as all of the other 'unique' equipment Amtrak has commissioned . . .

RailNet802, owevaaaah



Date: 05/24/13 17:57
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: buckeyetom

Any particular reason why there are 3 P-42's in the consist?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/13 18:04 by buckeyetom.



Date: 05/24/13 18:22
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: jimB

Great photos, Charles and Shed47!

Jim B



Date: 05/24/13 20:32
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: asull85

The 12 and 600 are being cut off at Denver.

buckeyetom Wrote:
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> Any particular reason why there are 3 P-42's in
> the consist?



Date: 05/24/13 20:37
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: Colburn

When is move to Pueblo?

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Date: 05/24/13 20:56
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: IC_2024

Nice shots, gents! Yeah, was kind of fun handling this... and watching some of you run for your shots, too ; )
Those disc brakes on the 600 are pretty cool... At any rate, was a good run, overall--no defects!



Date: 05/25/13 01:07
Re: Amtrak #6(24) with ACS-64 600 at Hercules
Author: chs7-321

>
> I'm sure it will perform as flawlessly as all of
> the other 'unique' equipment Amtrak has
> commissioned . . .
>
> RailNet802, owevaaaah

The ACS-64 is hardly a "unique" product. It's a member of the Siemens' large and succesful Taurus family.

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