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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:51 AM   #1421
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Amtrak Power!

Next up, the HHP-8. A double-ended electric locomotive designed/built by Bombardier and Alstom. They run around the Northeast, pulling Amtrak's Amfleet cars at up to 125mph. Visually they look like their larger Acela counterparts, but the HHP-8 has a shorter nose and exposed coupler.


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Old April 25th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #1422
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it seems most of Amtrak runs on electricity from overhead wires on the east coast opposed to diesel being used for long distance trips and west coast use. all of the trains leaving la run on diesel. maybe if we can convert it to overhead lines prices can go down since ticket prices here are contingent on diesel prices.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #1423
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The NEC (NorthEast Corridor) between Boston (South Station) and Washington, DC is electrified and, IIRC, all of the rest of Amtrak is diesel. There is a 'break' in the electrical standard on the NEC somewhere northeast of NYC Penn Station, I believe that it is somewhere in the Bronx.

There are a couple of electrified METRA commuter lines in Chicagoland, too.

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Amtrak Power!

F59PHI

This one's been built since 1993, and is used by Amtrak mostly in the Western states. North Carolina DOT/Amtrak does also use the F59phi. I can't find any in-cab shots of this one.


In Amtrak California livery



In Pacific Surfliner livery.




In Cascades livery.
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