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CALZEPHYR
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Amtrak Special Cars on # 6 today
 
« on: May 13th, 2013, 5:25pm »
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I read about two cars being added at Sacramento CA today on # 6 that the President of Amtrak would ride east.  I am not sure he was on the train but the cars were added and I caught the train at Rocklin.  
 
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http://s806.photobucket.com/user/Trainsforyou/slideshow/Amtrak?sort=6
 
http://s806.photobucket.com/user/Trainsforyou/slideshow/Amtrak%20in%20the%20Snow?sort=6
 
 


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« Reply #1 on: May 13th, 2013, 8:55pm »
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Saw two shots of AMTK 10001 and 10021 in California on RR Picture Archives today... was really surprised to see them there...
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3476396
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3476483


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Re: Amtrak Special Cars on # 6 today
 
« Reply #2 on: May 13th, 2013, 9:02pm »
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on May 13th, 2013, 8:55pm, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Saw two shots of AMTK 10001 and 10021 in California on RR Picture Archives today... was really surprised to see them there...
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3476396
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3476483

 
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The Amtrak President had reviewed the new electric locomotives at Siemans from the rumor I heard and these cars were at the CSRM until they were moved today and coupled on to # 6.    
That rear car probably has a video camera in that large box over the top.  
Anyone know the details??  
The story below is on Yahoo search.  
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Amtrak Gets Siemens Locomotive to Serve U.S. Northeast
By Angela Greiling Keane & Will Daley - May 13, 2013 8:39 AM PT
Amtrak, the U.S. long-distance passenger railroad, is receiving the first of 70 electric locomotives made by Siemens AG (SIE) intended to replace equipment that’s as old as 35 years.  
The first three locomotives bought with money from a $532 million U.S. Federal Railroad Administration loan come off the Siemens Rail Systems production line in Sacramento, California, today. They will be tested for about 2 1/2 months before going into service in the U.S. Northeast by November, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Joseph Boardman said.  
“The loan will be repaid essentially from revenues from the Northeast Corridor,” Karen Hedlund, deputy administrator of the rail administration, said today on a conference call with reporters. “It’s evidence of the financial stability they’ve gained in the last several years.”  
Amtrak’s loan also paid for spare parts and maintenance facility upgrades, she said.  
Amtrak placed the $466 million order in 2010 to replace its entire locomotive fleet on the Northeast Corridor and supply power to Keystone Corridor trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  
Replacing existing equipment with new technology that can recapture energy from braking will save about 3 billion kilowatt hours over their 20-year lifespan, said Michael Cahill, president of Siemens Rail Systems U.S. division. In today’s dollars, that’s worth about $300 million, he said.  
Amtrak also plans to issue a request for proposals by the end of the year to replace its Acela high-speed train sets of engines and passenger cars, Boardman said.  
“Siemens would like that to be theirs as well,” he said, saying “a lot” of companies have expressed interest in building as many as 60 trains to add Acela units, replace the existing equipment and supply equipment for California, which is building tracks capable of high-speed service.  
To contact the reporters on this story: Angela Greiling Keane in Washington at agreilingkea@bloomberg.net; Will Daley at wdaley2@bloomberg.net  
 
 


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« Reply #3 on: May 13th, 2013, 9:21pm »
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"That rear car probably has a video camera in that large box over the top."
 
It does have a camera of some sort but I don't know the finer details... I do know that it can provide a live feed...


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on May 13th, 2013, 9:21pm, jmlaboda wrote:       (Click here for original message)
"That rear car probably has a video camera in that large box over the top."
 
It does have a camera of some sort but I don't know the finer details... I do know that it can provide a live feed...

 
 
Yes, the Union Pacific uses a live feed for their observation car from the head end locomotive on their business trips.  You can spot the transmitters mounted on the cab of their locomotives so the brass can see forward and backwards.  
 
the link below shows the new electric loco.  
 
http://news.yahoo.com/amtrak-unveils-locomotives-replace-aging-174941862.html


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"That rear car probably has a video camera in that large box over the top." Yes it does. The view in the screen on the right in this photo is from the rear camera. The left screen has the GPS displayed.
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