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Amtrak Siemens ACS-64 #615
Washington, DC
 
November 4th, 2014
8:02am
Station Photo
 
Phase Vb
 
Siemens Mobility
June 2014  
Digital Photo
 
Canon EOS 60D
 
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f5.6 @ 1/50th sec
ISO 200
670-0468
 
Built by Siemens Mobility in Sacramento, CA in June 2014, 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. Historical information about this locomotive provided by www.amtrakbythenumbers.com.