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6-9-2018: I was going to Philly and attempting to ride a Thorndale Line Shuttle Bus to Bryn Mawr because of AMTRAK Construction; meantime I saw a Keystone Train and an AMTRAK Work Train as well. For some unknown reason, the bus never showed up even after 50 minutes of waiting; all of us gave up and seek alternative transportation (ride share, etc) to get to Bryn Mawr Station. After arrival Bryn Mawr and awaiting transfer to train for Philadelphia, saw two buses on the shuttle: 2014 Nova LFS HEV #8605 and 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 #3072 at Bryn Mawr Station.

Bonus picture: While at Phillies Game (in between innings), the giant TV Screen display SEPTA Broad Street Subway Race from City Hall to AT&T Station (Between Red and Blue Car); Blue Car Won.

Also after the Phillies Game and I was waiting for my Thorndale Line Train (bound for Bryn Mawr; trains were running hourly), I had a few moments for quick transit fan at 10th and Market. Saw 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 #3058 there.

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 SEPTA's ACS-64 #901 debut on Paoli/Thorndale Line to Thorndale Great Valley Flyer Express Train #9561 7-11-2018. Also with the awesome engineer blowing the horn! 
SEPTA ordered 15 of the locomotive to expand their fleet while also replacing their 7 AEM-7 and 1 ALP-44. These locomotive will be powerful, reliable, and efficient as well as featuring other state of the art technologies. 

 

 

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On 8/27/2018 at 1:43 PM, blue.bird.fan said:

Anyone know where to find the 2001-2002 D40LFs that are currently retiring? I'm taking a day trip from DC on the 30th.

 

http://www.philadelphiatransitvehicles.info/Current_fleet_Assignments.php

Look at Frankford and Callowhill routes. That page hasn't been updated since July so it is off, many more have retired since. Frankford has the most at the moment, so you would likely find them on routes in the Northeast out of Frankford Transportation Center, Arrott Terminal, ect. Use the Septa app or realtime.septa.org to track routes, then you can click on each bus to see the vehicle number.

 

Also use this tracker to see where all 2001-2002 D40LF's are: Link

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I didn't succeed in getting any S50 D40LFs, but saw some that had been repowered with ISLs.

Also, I rode the Market-Frankford Line, and it reminded me of the SRT back home. I didn't like how it doesn't have free interchange at many places.

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On 8/29/2018 at 8:17 PM, Jayayess1190 said:

 

http://www.philadelphiatransitvehicles.info/Current_fleet_Assignments.php

Look at Frankford and Callowhill routes. That page hasn't been updated since July so it is off, many more have retired since. Frankford has the most at the moment, so you would likely find them on routes in the Northeast out of Frankford Transportation Center, Arrott Terminal, ect. Use the Septa app or realtime.septa.org to track routes, then you can click on each bus to see the vehicle number.

 

Also use this tracker to see where all 2001-2002 D40LF's are: Link

Live in the Northeast
can confirm there is none here

They finished retiring them in September

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Sorry I haven't been posting any transit videos for a while. 

 

Most of September 2018 as ACS-64 locomotives are delivered and in service, the sighting of AEM-7 and ALP-44 is getting harder.

AEM-7 #2306 was featured on this video

ALP-44 #2308 was featured on this video

 

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As of mid to late October 2018, all regular push pull trains for all express rush hour service are now operated by ACS-64. The AEM-7 and ALP-44 are done from passenger service. However, there are a few number of AEM-7 and ALP-44 recently seen in non revenue service, including operating on Gel Train (a high pressure system that remove leaves from track during fall season causing slippery track).

11-10-2018
 
 
SEPTA 2014 Nova LFS HEV #8608 on Route 61.
Forgot to share this from last Sunday 11-4-2018 at West Chester.SEPTA New Flyer D40LF #5884.
 

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SEPTA Earlier this month retired their AEM-7 and ALP-44 locomotive after a special farewell execursion on Thorndale Line (SEPTA was last operator of those two locomotives at that time). ALP-44 #2308 and AEM-7 #2301 along with 6 comet cars were used on that rung

Various SEPTA Buses were also seen on 12-4-2018 and 12-8-2018 at West Chester

SEPTA 2003 D40LF was seen on Route 106 on 12-22-2018. As of now, 2003 D40LF at SEPTA's Victory Depot (serving suburban routes) are now mainly used on weekday services (oldest bus in the fleet).

 

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In 1982, SEPTA ordered buses from Neoplan USA, a purchase that was both the largest for Neoplan at the time and SEPTA's largest to date. These buses were used throughout the SEPTA service area. SEPTA changed its specifications on new bus orders each year. The Neoplan AK's (numbered 8285–8410), which was SEPTA's first Neoplan order, had longitudinal seating: all of the seats face towards the aisle. However, their suburban counterparts (8411–8434) had longitudinal seating only in the rear of the bus. The back door has a wheelchair ramp, which forced SEPTA officials to limit its use and specify wheelchair lifts in their next order. These buses had a nine-liter 6v92 engine and Allison HT-747 transmission.

 

In 1983, SEPTA, along with other transit operators in Pennsylvania, ordered 1,000 Neoplan buses of various lengths. SEPTA ultimately received 450 buses from this order: 425 were 40-foot (12 m) buses (BD 8435–8584 and CD 8601–8875), which came without wheelchair lifts, and 25 35-foot (11 m) buses (BP 1301–1325).

 

SEPTA purchased additional Neoplans in 1986. The first two groups (3000–3131 and 3132–3251) came without rear wheelchair lifts; the last two groups, one in late 1987 (3252–3371) and another in 1989 (3372–3491), included them. All Neoplans built between 1986 and 1989 were equipped with a ZF 4HP-590 transmission.

 

By the early 1990s, SEPTA had 1,092 Neoplan AN440 coaches in active service, making it the largest transit in North American with a fleet primarily manufactured by Neoplan USA. These buses dominated the streets of Philadelphia through late 1997, when the earlier fleet of AK and BD Neoplans (8285–8581) was replaced by 400 buses built by American Ikarus and – the same company after a 1996 reorganization – North American Bus Industries. The older GMC RTS 35- and 40-foot buses were also replaced in this order, with the sole remaining exception of No. 4462, a 35-foot coach. More replacements occurred when SEPTA received its first low-floor fleet and retired the last An440 buses on June 20, 2008.

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Spotted 8013 rotting behind a warehouse near Toronto. Wasn’t able to grab a pic because I was on the train and my phone was at the bottom of my backpack at the time.

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14 hours ago, Thomasw said:

Spotted 8013 rotting behind a warehouse near Toronto. Wasn’t able to grab a pic because I was on the train and my phone was at the bottom of my backpack at the time.

You sure that wasn't one of the ex-Barrie or ex-Hamilton buses used for film productions?

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