State Railroad Museum (CSRM) sent a e-mail that newly built ACS-64
Electric loco will be on display at CSRM for three days only.
order to comply with "Buy American" laws, the locomotives are
being manufactured at Siemens' factory in Florin, California, with
traction and electrical equipment being manufactured at Siemens facilities
in Norcross and Alpharetta, Georgia. Traction inverters are manufactured
in Alpharetta, and the traction motors and gear units are manufactured in
these locos will operate in North-East corridor, chances are remote that
I'll be able to see them and photograph them from close distance.
are common in California, Steam locos make an occasional appearance but
Electric locos are absolutely rare.
I made 400 kms round trip to Sacramento and back spending about 2 hours at
ACS-64 stands for American Cities Sprinter with 6,400 KW or 8,600 peak HP
As seen from front and side
Step light can be activated by a push button for predetermined time.
Emergency Parking brake release lever. Unlike IR, Siemens as well as all
American Railroads rarely use the term "Cock". They call it a
"Valve" instead. Makes sense to me.
Like Cab-1 and Cab-2 names used in IR, Amtrak uses F for front and R for rear to
It has a complete toilet (not just urinal) that does not discharge black water
on track but stores it in tank.
Emergency Parking brake release. Look at finishing; you can see my image in it.
Potable a.k.a. white water filling. IGBT Inverters are water cooled and they
need water, too.
MR-2 drain valve