>>912905 They did. The ACS-64 is much more successful, it had the typical new unit teething problems, but its reliability is so good its going to replace all the HHP-8s (which were kept for the LD trains to New York), and the entire AEM-7 group. So the NEC electric motor stock in 2026 or so will be all ACS-64 and ALP-64s.
>>912971 Yes, those are the only electric units period between njt and Amtrak. Marc is betting on the 125mph diesels being fast enough and diesel being cheap enough that they don't have to pay for Amtrak priced electricity which is non trivial
>>912713 If you are wondering what physically happened to them, all 15 of Amtrak's units are in storage. No indication whether Amtrak is going to scrap them, or try to sell them. Although, honestly. I think that they should just scrap them no one's going to want to buy them.
If you're wondering why they were taken off the rails so fast, there were a lot of defects on them, making it much more economical to just run the AEM-7's instead, and wait for the ACS-64's.
If you're wondering why they were bought in the first place, see >>912778 .
>>913502 not true. The HHP-8s were supposed to replace the E-60s for their one NEC role, as a super heavy high speed motor for the long distance trains (The Silver Services, New Orleans etc), but they were such a shitshow that they didn't get used for that. So with the Cities Sprinter able to replace all of Amtrak's electric power, its going to replace the HHP-8s first, then the rest of the AEM-7s and provide room for expansions.
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