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the ACELA HHP-8 Locos



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2012 - Replacements ordered - the end is near

 

Amtrak Cities Sprinter will be replacing the HHP-8
The Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 is the upcoming 4-axle motive power for the Northeast Corridor and Keystone Corridor. Seventy of these
locomotives are on order from Siemens Mobility and they are to be assembled domestically in the United States.
The ACS-64 will replace all electric locomotives currently serving the Northeast, namely the ASEA/ElectroMotive AEM-7 (5,800 hp DC and
6,700 hp AC versions) and the Bombardier/Alstom 8,000 hp high horsepower HHP-8.
These locomotives are scheduled to begin service in 2013 with a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h) on the Northeast Corridor and
110 mph (177 km/h) on the Keystone Corridor. The maximum design speed of the ACS-64 is 135 mph (217 km/h).
The ACS-64 belongs to the new Vectron family of locomotives developed by Siemens Mobility. Vectron is the successor to the tried-and-true
EuroSprinter series (See ES64U4). They are designed to be modular and easily re-configurable through pre-designed mounting points to accommodate
different service needs. As the name of the ACS-64 suggests, the locomotive packs a total power output of 6,400 kW or 8,600 hp at wheel rim.
Like all modern electric locomotives, the ACS-64 is equipped with AC traction motors and regenerative breaking system.





 
 Information
 Date
 Photo Credit
650
  Philadelphia  PA
  June 21, 2001
 Jeff Lubchansky
651
 BWI Airport station MD
bringing up the markers of this extra move.
F-40 315 is in the lead
 October 18, 1999
 Bill Hakkarinen
651
 Philadelphia  PA
 June 11, 1999
 Jeff Lubchansky
Kingston RI
Jan 2008
Paul McGrane
652
 Boston MA
Southampton St Yard
Jan 19, 2002 
Ralph Carter 
653
 Perry MD
the right place at the right time. This is a
test train for break-in runs of #653,
with only 3 cars.
 July 1, 2001
 Mike Martin
 653
  Philadelphia PA
 Sept 8, 2002
 Dick Leonhardt
   
Joseph Guendert
653
New London CT
Feb 2012
Joseph Guendert
654
 Martin Airport near Chase MD
 November 22, 2000
 Choa-Hwa Chen
 654
Wilmington, Delaware
NEC double header!
March 18, 2001
 Bruce Friedman
 654
Boston MA
Southampton St Yard
 July 2, 2001.
 Ralph Carter
  655
Wilmington, DE
The photo's came out a bit noisy. Bruce is trying to nail these shots. The trains are traveling at 110mph, so it is a bit of a challenge.
 March 11, 2001
 Bruce Friedman
 
Washington Union Station
 July 1, 2001
 Pete Piszczek
 
  Washington Union Station pan
July 1 , 2001
 Pete Piszczek
 656
Wilmington, Delaware
NEC
March 18, 2001
 Bruce Friedman
   656
 Ivy City Terminal
Washington DC
 November 11, 2001
 Jim Hebner
  656
Washington DC
Union Station 
May 25, 2001 
Pete Piszczek 
   656
  Baltimore MD
leaving the station on Acela Regional #155
 Feb 24, 2002
 Bill Hakkarinen
657
HHP-8 657 nose
 February 2001
Ran Baton 
657
Washington DC
Union Station 
Washington DC
Union Station 
Pete Piszczek 
657
 Washington DC
Union Station 
 Sept 2001
 Pete Piszczek 
 
 Kingston RI
with snow.
 Jan 8, 2002
  Paul McGrane
658
on Metroliner
 Herman R Silbger
658
Penn Station NY
on the Vermonter
train 56
April 8, 2008
Steve Kessler
 659
Washington DC
Union Station 
May 25, 2001 
Pete Piszczek 
 659
Washington DC
Union Station 
May 25, 2001 
Pete Piszczek
 659
Washington DC
Union Station 
May 25, 2001 
Pete Piszczek
659
  Westwood MA
Dec 16, 2001
 Adrian Turner
 659
 Metro Park NJ
Glenn L Rowe
 Glenn L Rowe
  659
Kingston RI
June 2012
Joseph Guendert
 660
Metro Park NJ
Nov 2, 2001
 Glenn L Rowe
660
 Washington DC
Union Station 
 Bob Redden
 661
Wilmington DE
NEC
 March 18, 2001
 Bruce Friedman
661
Perryman MD
is on the point of #145
June 13, 2001
 Bill Hakkarinen  
 661
 Boston MA
 Sept 20, 2002
 Dick Leonhardt
661
 Boston MA 
Jan 28, 2005
Andru Valpy 
661
New London CT
April 2009
Joseph Guendert
662
 Boston MA
South Station
 Bob Redden
  662
 Boston MA
South Station
 Bob Redden
663
Wilmington DE
The photo's came out a bit noisy. Bruce was trying to nail these shots. The trains are traveling at 110mph, so it is a bit of a challenge. Bruce was experimented with ISO 800 film.
 March 11, 2001
 Bruce Friedman
663
New Haven CT
crew change
Bob Redden
  663      
663
New London CT
April 2009
Joseph Guendert
    HHP-8 664 on left, with HST #8 (2019/2014) near
and HST #9 behind (2039/2035)
 February 2001 Ran Baton 
    HHP-8 664 near and 657 far (657 coupled to 9641,
an EMU Metroliner Cab car)
 February 2001 Ran Baton 






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