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Date: 06/07/19 06:00
Amtrak 929 & 938 AEM-7 to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: cozephyr

Former Amtrak 929 & 938, AEM-7, were on the move to CalTrain in the South San Francisco, CA, area. Units moved on Amtrak's California Zephyr, train 5, BNSF Brush Subdivision at Fort Morgan, CO, 6 June 2019.  The AEM-7's will test newly electrified San Jose Corridor before new Stadler EMU's arrive (being built at new Salt Lake City, Utah, complex).

Caltrain is governed by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) which consists of agencies from the three counties served by Caltrain: San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara.




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Date: 06/07/19 06:02
Re: Amtrak 929 & 938 AEM-7 to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: joemvcnj

They retraced the very steps their replacements did in the other direction. 



Date: 06/07/19 06:29
Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: cozephyr

Caltrain is getting two Amtrak AEM-7's; 929 and 938.  Units passed Gross Dam on Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision at Crescent, CO, 6 June 2019.  Caltrain will use the AEM-7's to test the newly electrified San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara line.



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Date: 06/07/19 08:24
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: Tominde

That is a terrific video.   For a moment I was think drone with the super smooth drone.  Great scenery.

VOTD nomination.



Date: 06/07/19 17:36
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: Mgoldman

A long way to go, but this just got a little bit closer to reality, lol:

/Mitch




Date: 06/07/19 17:40
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: Mgoldman

Great Northern, anyone?

These took about 2 or 3 years to finally come to fruition - got the Reading unit, myself!

/Mitch


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Date: 06/07/19 17:41
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: Mgoldman

Wonder if they'll do a Caltrain?  Nah... maybe?

/Mitch



Date: 06/07/19 18:33
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: Chad

Odd, CalTrian has NO wires for these yet and based on how California works, I use to live in San Jose it will be a LONG time before they do. 



Date: 06/07/19 20:48
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: jst3751

Chad Wrote:
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> Odd, CalTrian has NO wires for these yet and based
> on how California works, I use to live in San Jose
> it will be a LONG time before they do. 

Obviously you are out of touch. Poles are going up. IIRC testing is expected to start early next year.



Date: 06/08/19 06:08
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: atsf121

I really like that second video.

It almost looks like Amtrak is testing a new dual-mode locomotive setup. Have Superliners ever been pulled by electric locomotives?

Nathan

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Date: 06/08/19 16:00
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: usmc1401

How about a SP paint version. Wings on both ends.



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Date: 06/09/19 20:44
Re: Amtrak AEM-7's to CalTrain 6 June 2019
Author: nickgeorge25

Chad Wrote:
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> Odd, CalTrian has NO wires for these yet and based
> on how California works, I use to live in San Jose
> it will be a LONG time before they do. 

They are building a test track between the north end of CEMOF at College Park/CP Stockton and Santa Clara/CP Franklin, on the west side of the mains.  I think the plan was to have this test section live by the end of this year. 



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