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Amtrak's AEM-7 & AEM-7AC Roster Photos
GENERAL: The AEM-7 (ASEA Electro Locomotive 7000 Horsepower) was built as a replacement for the aging GG-1. It's electrical components, overall design and trucks came from Sweden with its body shell design by Budd. EMD assembled these units at their LaGrange, IL facility with Amtrak taking delivery between 1980 and 1988.
SPECS: Each unit is designed to produce 7000 Horsepower. All were designed to operate on both the original PRR 12,000 volt/25 cycle electrical standard as well as the current 25,000 volt AC Standard used today on the NEC. These units are designed with cabs on both ends for ease in switching from one end of the train to another allowing no need for a wye track. Several units have been rebuilt with AC equipment, see NOTES below...
TERRITORY: All AEM-7's are run and maintained on the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington.
NOTES: Many AEM-7s have been upgraded to AEM-7AC's. Included in the upgrades were new AC propulsion equipment, as well as an updated cab with computer screens. The new Phase V paint scheme was also added. The upgrade project was a joint operation with Amtrak and Alstom. Check out Jim Hebner's Amtrak Photo Archive for more info on the AEM-7's. 2013 Update: I have included my first photographed Siemens Mobility made ACS-64 which will be the eventual replacement locomotive for the AEM-7's. 2014 Update: Five more ACS-64's were photographed on my Fall Amtrak Vacation 2014 Trip. A separate page for the ACS-64's is coming soon. For now, you can see the photos by clicking below...
602
ACS-64
Washington, DC
Northeast Regional #95
Phase V
November 3rd, 2014
603
ACS-64
Niagara Falls, NY
Station Photo
Phase V
August 16th, 2013
606
ACS-64
Washington, DC
Station Photo
Phase V
November 5th, 2014
607
ACS-64
Washington, DC
Station Photo
Phase V
November 3rd, 2014
615
ACS-64
Washington, DC
Station Photo
Phase V
November 4th, 2014
617
ACS-64
Washington, DC
Station Photo
Phase V
November 9th, 2014
918
AEM-7AC
Boston, MA
Regional - #137
Phase V
September 24th, 2003
921
AEM-7AC
Washington, DC
Northeast Regional #94
Phase V
November 3rd, 2014
928
AEM-7AC
Westwood, MA
Regional - #174
Phase V
September 24th, 2003
933
AEM-7AC
Boston, MA
Regional - #170
Phase V
September 30th, 2004
938
AEM-7AC
Trenton, NJ
Keystone Service #643
Phase V
November 4th, 2014
945
AEM-7
Washington, DC
Vermonter #56
Phase V
November 4th, 2014
947
AEM-7
Westwood, MA
Regional - #172
Phase IV
September 24th, 2003
951
AEM-7
Boston, MA
Regional - #190
Phase III
September 24th, 2003