AC/DC - not the band, just two different traction powered Toasters.
Two DC meatballs in for some TLC.
The view out this DC meatball reveals Amtrak's only SW1 and the 156.
The highest numbered AEM-7 is in for a tune up.
Winter didn't want to quit just yet, so I took advantage of the opportunity to catch snow covered toasters.
A few weeks later I'd capture the same train with the same power type at this exact location, but in blizzard like conditions.
Train #19, "The Crescent", is southbound on the NEC at Aberdeen, MD.
A Star 200BC White Strobe is caught flashing on this AEM-7AC... These strobes were once a distinguishing and common feature of Amtrak road power, but are now only found on their AEM-7s. So with ... (more)
193 has the green to head south to Washington, DC
A Northeast Regional rolls into BWI with an AC AEM-7. All of Amtrak's current electric power will soon be replaced with the new ACS-64 locomotives now rolling off the assembly line.
The northbound Crescent is led by a veteran locomotive whose days are numbered.
An early running Silver Meteor knocks off the last few miles of its journey through Pennsylvania as it flashes through the Croydon station.
A Keystone "motor" comes to a stop under the walkway and by the platform of the 1929 built Pennsy station at Lancaster, PA. Electric via overhead catenary was rehabilitated in 2006 and as of Nove... (more)
I always seem to have better luck with trains then weather these days. From the very start, I knew exactly how a recent visit to Princeton junction would Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7Location: West Windsor, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 947Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: April, 2013