Posts Tagged ‘ACS-64’

Storm Has Amtrak Using Diesels in NEC

January 22, 2019

Amtrak pressed diesel locomotives into service in some portions of the Northeast Corridor last weekend in an effort to keep service going during a winter store.

The diesels operated between New Haven, Connecticut, and Boston and continued into Monday.

Normally Northeast Regional trains on that line are pulled by ACS-64 electric locomotives.

“We are utilizing eight diesel locomotives due to inclement weather,” Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll told Trains magazine. “We typically have a better chance of avoiding delays with our diesels as opposed to electrics in icy (conditions).”

Flying Toward Miami

December 15, 2018

Amtrak’s Silver Meteor is not far out of New York City as it flies through the Newark Liberty International Airport station in May 2016.

The Miami-bound train has a standard consist of Viewliner sleepers and Amfleet II coaches.

On the point is the Northeast Corridor standard ACS-64 Cities Sprinter. It will be removed in Washington for P42DC motive power.

This image was made on a Saturday afternoon and if No. 97 is able to stay on schedule it will arrive in Miami on Sunday evening just after 6:30 p.m.

Amtrak Releases 2nd Veterans Tribute Unit

May 18, 2015

Amtrak has rolled out a second locomotive to honor the nation’s military veterans,

The same livery applied to P42DC No. 42 has been given to ACS-64 No. 642.

Although the locomotive has not been officially unveiled by Amtrak, it was ferried eastward on Sunday and Monday, leaving Chicago  in the motive power consist of the eastbound Capitol Limited on Monday morning.

On Sunday morning, it had left Indianapolis on the northbound Hoosier State after being painted at the Beech Grove shops.

The ACS-64 locomotives are being built in California and ferried across the country, usually by the California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.