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Amtrak Siemens ACS-64 #603
Niagara Falls, NY
 
August 16th, 2013
12:06am
Station Photo
 
Phase Vb
 
Siemens Mobility
August 2013 
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 60D
 
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f9.0 @ Multiple Exposures
ISO 100 - Manual HDR Night Photo
598-4449H
 
Built by Siemens Mobility in Sacramento, CA in August 2013, these locomotives are the replacement for Amtrak's AEM-7 electric locomotives for use on the Northeast Corridor. A total of 70 of these units are either in service or on order. The name "ACS-64" means "Amtrak Cities Sprinter" and the 64 represents 6.4 megawatts of electric power which is equivalent to 8600 horsepower. Niagara Falls is not on the Northeast Corridor, rather this rare photo was taken when this unit was waiting there to head east for testing at Alstom's facilities in Hornell, NY. Historical information about this locomotive provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.