"Two Vintage Amtrak Icons, One Station"
Two vintage Amtrak icons in the same place. Which one will outlive the other? AEM-7AC 927 sits on the rear of Amtrak Extra 648 with 7 othe... (more)
"AEM-7AC Farewell Parade at West Haven"
Amtrak Extra 648 tows 8 AEM-7ACs east past West Haven on Metro North's New Haven Line. The train is heading to Cedar Hill where it will wa... (more)
The 'Minuteman' under partly cloudy skies. According to the slide notes, this is one of the first revenue runs for this unit. A J. C. Smith, Jr. original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
The #927 runs under a double-pantograph order due to a snow/ice storm in February of 1976. GG-1s tended to have issues in snow, particularly the dry sugar-like variety, which entered the internal... (more)
Amtrak AEM-7 #927 roars north (Amtrak east) through Bristol Township with a Regional Express passing the 1947 built former PRR "Grundy" Tower. The tower remained in operation through Amtrak up un... (more)
A battered No. 927 pushes its train away from the crumbling umbrella supports at the old PRR station on the high fill above E-town. The siding on the left services M&M Mars and the track on the r... (more)
Let there be light! The 927 receives a ditch light mod, as required by law.
Looking Down the Barrel of the NEC
Amtrak fires off an AEM-7 round down the barrel of the NEC. AEM-7's were becoming scarce by mid-January, in 2016, as Amtrak was in the process of swit... (more)
One of the last survivors of the AEM7 fleet heads west through the Hamilton station. At the time of this photo, there were only three AEM7s left on Amtrak's in-service roster.
The northbound (Railroad east) Crescent rolls through North Elizabeth, running early today with motor 927. At this point, only eleven Toasters remain on the active ros... (more)
The westbound Broadway Limited rounds the big curve at Florin on its way to Harrisburg, where the G will be exchanged for diesels. The 927 was built by PRR/GE in March, 1943 as No. 4934, the fift... (more)
Close to retirement, a battered and beaten AEM-7 speeds past Edison as it passes a train led by its replacement, the ACS-64
Amtrak's fleet of AEM-7's are slowly but surely meeting the cutters torch, but 927 is still running strong on an evening run down the corridor.