The "Farewell to the AEM-7" excursion preparing to depart the Wilmington Shops for Washington, DC
The leader of the recent "Farewell to the AEM-7 Excursion" is seen in this photo of a Keystone Service train stopping at E-town in the spring of 1989. Note the two different style fonts... (more)
Mid-80s AEM-7 action, with the DC-bound 943 panned from Chelsea Road. Note the black pantographs.
AEM7 905 awaits its disposition at Amtrak's Wilmington Shops while the 908 looks in from outside, June 18, 2016. This image was taken during the shop tour that Amtrak held as part of the Farewell ... (more)
A nearly-new 934 hustles an odd consist southbound under Chelsea Road- a baggage car, seven Amfleet cars, some type of Heritage car, and another baggage car bringing up the markers.
End of an Era: For 37 years, the AEM-7 electric locomotives pulled Amtrak trains along the northern east coast of the United States. They were the first successful electric locomotives Amtrak purc... (more)
One of Amtrak's ASEA AEM-7's rests above an inspection pit inside their Wilmington, DE shops.
The Little Engine That Could
With the bulk of the ACS-64's on the property, the time has almost fully run out on the AEM-7's. At this point, only two remained in service, with 927 ... (more)
The well-worn 942, doubleheading with sister unit 946, is ready to pull Amtrak's special "Farewell to the AEM-7 Excursion," Train No. 942, scheduled for a 9:10 a.m. departure from Track 14. The t... (more)
Amtrak's northbound "Farewell to the AEM-7" excursion crossing the Susquehanna River
The end of an era. After their final excursion with Amtrak before their retirement, the last two toasters rest in Union Station for what is feared to be the final time.
942 and 946 quietly rest before becoming the main event on the Corridor Saturday. A little while later they'd be in charge of the Farewell to the AEM-7 excursion.
The final run of the Amtrak AEM-7's - the excursion train passes over the Susquehanna River for its return to Washington DC.
The final run of the Amtrak AEM-7's - the excursion train passes over the Susquehanna River en route to Philadelphia.
Im glad I was able to get out to the eastern part of PA to shoot some AEM 7's. Its already a hot, sticky morning as an Amtrak train heads north through the Levittown Amtrak station, with 909 bring... (more)