Amtrak to Operate AEM-7 Farewell Excursion

AEM-7 952 enters the New Carrollton, MD station on July 6, 2007

After 37 years of service, Amtrak is retiring its AEM-7 electric locomotives.  Since 2014, the railroad has been accepting delivery of its new ACS-64 “Cities Sprinter” locomotives, which are being built by Siemens.  As the ACS-64s have come on line, Amtrak has been removing the HHP-8 and AEM-7 locomotives from service.  On June 18, Amtrak will send off these workhouses of the Northeast Corridor with a special excursion trip.  The fantrip will leave from Washington’s Union Station at 9:10 AM and operate to Philadelphia and back.  A planned run-by photo opportunity and tour of the Wilmington shops are included, as is lunch.  The train returns to Washington at 5:40 PM.

If you wish to participate in this special excursion, you can purchase tickets directly from Amtrak.  If you wish to see my collection of AEM-7 photographs, you may click here.