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Amtrak AEM-7 with 8-Car Northeast Regional Train

Amtrak AEM-7 with 8-Car Northeast Regional Train

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Amtrak AEM-7 with 8-Car Northeast Regional Train

In 2016, as Amtrak's AEM-7 electric locomotives were nearing the end of their careers pulling
high-speed trains along the Northeast Corridor, awaiting retirement and replacement by the
new ACS-64 "Sprinter" locomotives (*), I sought to capture these machines. while it was still
possible, in some favorite settings along which they pulled their trains since the 1980s..

In this tele-compressed view, an AEM-7 is on the point of a New York bound
eight-car Northeast Regional train at Perryville, in northeast Maryland.

It has just crossed the broad Susquehanna River on a long bridge (**) and will blast
through the Perryville station just ahead, which is served only by MARC commuter trains

©2018 Steve Ember
(*)

Sprinter on the Point
Sprinter on the Point
Steve Ember

(**)
Meet above the Susquehanna
Meet above the Susquehanna
Steve Ember

Comments 3

  • Thomas Reitzel 23/08/2018 18:55

    It´s a stunning view on one of the swedish die-hards! Their sisters in Sweden are still going strong as well, and will do surely for more decades, if spare parts are at hand that long...
    300 mm reveal all the unevenness of the track, but this isn´t as dramatic as it may seem for some beholder.
    Very interesting and always a bit of a mystery to me these very slim, spider-like pantographs, capable to keep in touch with the catenary even at 125 mph!
    Keep chasing them!
    Best regards,
    Tom
  • Adele Oliver 23/08/2018 6:56

    a great capture of this Amtrak ... with your 300 lens the
    cars all so close together .. great effects, and the light
    beautiful too !!!
    warm regards, 
    Adele
  • archiek 23/08/2018 4:15

    A very nice capture of the electric train. I like how the photo displays the maze of wires associated with many of the east coast right of ways.
    Regards, Archie