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Amtrak Cities Sprinter

The Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 is the upcoming 4-axle motive power for the Northeast Corridor and Keystone Corridor. Seventy of these locomotives were ordeedr from Siemens Mobility and were assembled domestically in the United States (California).

The ACS-64 will replaced 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 locomotive 600 entered service on February 7, 2014, on Northeast Regional train 171 from Boston to Washington, D.C.

They are designed 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 braking system.

 
Location and information
Date
Photo Credit
600 Readville PA
Leading its first revenue trip on Northeast Regional train 171
Feb 7, 2014 Pi.1415926535
600 Odenton MD
Leading Northeast Regional train 152
second revenue trip
Feb 8, 2014 Ryan Stavely
600

A nice revenue shot of the new City Sprinter. Northeast Regional #173, led by class locomotive #600, curves around the Branford River, en route to New Haven and other southbound stations.

 

In November 2014, Amtrak named ACS-64 No. 600 the David L Gunn

April 22, 2014 Greg Cohenet
601 Amtrak ACS-64 No. 601, testing at Transportation Technology Center June 8, 2013 Nathan D. Holmes
601 With the recently accepted ACS-64 601 leading, Amtrak 127 Northeast Regional Servicewisks through Perryville, MD on Friday, enroute Washington DC March 14, 2014 TJ Van Haag
601 601 leads Northeast Regional Train 127 passing Elizabeth Station March 14, 2014

J Redon
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

601 Showing that it is starting to accumulate road grime, 601 takes train 156 east at speed through Halethorpe, MD in a steady rain March 29, 2014 TJ Van Haag
601 Metuchen NJ April 6, 2014 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  601    
  601 Wrecked May 12, 2015  
Naperville IL
on it's way east
June 27, 2013
TJ Van Haag

Wilmington DE
shops after night testing with
5 car Amfleet sets

Sept 18, 2013
John Kumpel

Wilmington DE
shops after night testing with
5 car Amfleet sets

Sept 18, 2013
John Kumpel

Wilmington DE
shops after night testing with
5 car Amfleet sets

Sept 18, 2013
John Kumpel

Wilmington DE
shops after night testing with
5 car Amfleet sets

Sept 18, 2013
John Kumpel

Wilmington DE
shops after night testing with
5 car Amfleet sets

Sept 18, 2013
John Kumpel
 

Wilmington DE
shops after night testing with
5 car Amfleet sets

Sept 18, 2013
John Kumpel
The first of Amtrak’s 70 new ACS-64 (602?) entered revenue service on the Boston-New York-Washington D.C. Northeast Corridor on Feb 7, 2014, hauling Northeast Regional train no. 171 south from Boston.
Race St Shops in Philadelphia
Sept 21, 2013
brother of
John Kumpel
604 Ivy City Shops Sept 11, 2013 TJ Van Haag
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605

Downers Grove IL
Fairview Ave
eastbound California Zephyr

Oct 8, 2013

Michael Matalis
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

605 Washington DC Oct 30, 2014 Dick Leonhardt
606 Washington DC May 6, 2014 Anton Huber
606 Washington DC May 6, 2014 Anton Huber
606 Cab of 606 on display at 30th Street Station on National Train day May 10, 2014 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
607 Seen in
Chicago Union Station
Feb 27, 2014 Johnathan Lee
608 Seen in
Chicago Union Station
Feb 27, 2014 Johnathan Lee
609 Omaha NE March 13, 2014 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
609

Martinsburg WV
Capitol Limited

March 15, 2014 Matt Kerr
610 Elkhart IN March 22, 2014 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

611 waiting to leave the Siemens Locomotive Plant in Sacramento CA April 16, 2014  
611 Test Train at North Elizabeth, NJ
First run between Washington D C and Boston MA
June 19, 2014  
  612 seen in Martinez CA
on train no. 6 with 613
May 25, 2014  
612 Tacony PA Oct 21, 2014 Gary Stuebben
612 Tacony PA Oct 21, 2014 Gary Stuebben
  613 seen in Martinez CA
on train no. 6 with 612
May 25, 2014  
    amt613southBoston24Jun15L June 24, 2015 André Knoerr
614 heading for Oakland June 12, 2014 Jim Jackson
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616 Metuchen NJ Aug 16, 2014  
616 Philadelpia PA Nov 23, 2014 Dick Leonhardt
617      
618 coming east Aug 2, 2014  
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620 Crockett CA Aug 29, 2014 Ben Margherone


621 Trenton NJ Oct 20, 2014 Gary Stuebben
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  628 Phil
February 7, 2015
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633 Providence RI Sept 28, 2015 Jim Hebner
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635 Trenton NJ June 18, 2015 André Knoerr
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641 Washington DC
Union Station
July 3, 2015 André Knoerr
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Tom Hirano has used Photoshop to create some amazing Heritage Units

Please note - these units do not exist in these paint schemes - but WOW

Used with permission

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