SEPTA is retiring its oldest kind of Regional Rail locomotive, but they gave it one last ride two weekends ago. A free express trip from Paoli to Suburban and back was run for the general public two weekends ago, and it was a lot of fun (save for some rabid railfans, but that was to be expected). The train had an AEM-7 on one end and SEPTA’s single ALP-44 on the other – both are being retired. This is just a photo dump, so enjoy! Click on each picture to open it up in full size.
I’m just personally sad they didn’t preserve a aem-7 or the ONE Alp-44.
R.I.P the aem-7’s and ALP-44’s. Septa did the railfans (and general public) wrong by not preserving any of the units. I personally never saw nor rode a train pulled by one.