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Old 08-10-2015, 02:20 PM   #4
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Default More AEM7's Going

Here is a Baltimore Sun article stating that Amtrak has advised MARC they will stop maintaining MARC's electric fleet of 4 AEM7's and 6 HHP8000's. Amtrak's 15 HHP 8000s were all retired by November 2014 although similar locomotives powering the ACELA train sets remain in service. Amtrak has also retired all their unrebuilt AEM7's and is now setting aside those overhauled with AC components.

MARC plans to retire their electric locomotives and replace them with more Wabtec Diesels. In recent years MARC has used their AEM7's in pairs, presumably to reduce stress and handle longer trains. For several weeks this year MARC also used an Amtrak AEM7.
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