Amtrak AEM-7 Going to Illinois Railway Museum

A former Amtrak AEM-7 has wound up in the collection of the Illinois Railway Museum’s collection.

The electric motor was ferried this week from Washington to Chicago by the Capitol Limited. It is not known when the unit will make the final 50-mile trip to Union, Illinois, where the museum is located.

The unit, No. 945, is one of 54 built by EMD at its LaGrange assembly plant. It was released from the factory in 1982 and is not one of the 29 AEM-7s converted to AC traction motors in 2000-2002.

No. 945 will need to be rewired to be compatible with the museum’s 600 volt DC overhead system.

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: