SEPTA testing an ACS-64 in March

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Amtrak ACS-64 No. 664 pauses at SEPTA's Wayne Junction stop in north Philadelphia on Monday.
Gary Pancavage
PHILADELPHIA — The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will take on a Siemens-built Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinter locomotive for testing on the commuter railroad's lines. Amtrak No. 664 rolled onto SEPTA rails on Monday, Feb. 29, as part of a month-long trial period.

Photographers caught the light-engine move between Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and SEPTA’s Wayne Electric shop via the Center City tunnel and former Reading Company rails on Monday.

The commuter agency announced in May 2015 that it would invest in at least 13 Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotives, with the option to buy up to five additional locomotives at an estimated value of $154 million.

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