On 11.07.2018, SEPTA locomotive 901 completed its inaugural run. It marks the start of the commercial use of a batch of 15 new ACS-64 electric locomotives in Pennsylvania, US.
The ACS-64 is an electric locomotive specially developed for the US market, its design based on the European Vectron platform. Siemens released the first SEPTA loco, the designated 901, from work in December 2017.
SEPTA needs the new electrics to improve reliability of its trains service. For now, the locomotive will be used in combination with existing rolling stock. In the future Chinese train manufacturer CRRC will deliver new double-deck cars.
In social media:
Inaugural Run – New SEPTA ACS-64 Electric Locomotives https://t.co/niJfsiupF8
— SEPTA MediaRelations (@SEPTANews) July 11, 2018
PACT 89: State Transportation Committee Chair @SenJohnRafferty, @SEPTA Chairman Pat Deon seen thanking a coalition of elected officials today for their help passing ACT 89, which provided “key” funding for new Regional Rail trains! #RepMarcyToepel, @RepRabb pic.twitter.com/RBzmXIYMUT
— PartnershipTMA (@PTMA19454) July 11, 2018