New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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In the mid-1970s Amtrak was looking for a suitable replacement for the famed GG1 electric locomotives which had been in service since the mid-1930s. Domestic designs were considered, but the approved locomotive design was presented by the Swedish firm ASEA. Assembly began in 1978 at EMD, with the original bodies produced by the Budd Company and other components imported from Sweden. Amtrak’s original order was for 47 units which were delivered between 1980 and 1982. This effectively removed the GG1 from regular Amtrak service. An additional seven units were delivered to Amtrak in 1988.

Several Northeastern commuter agencies also took an interest in this model, with Maryland’s MARC and Pennsylvania’s SEPTA each purchasing a small fleet of AEM-7s. New Jersey Transit purchased the similar ALP-44 model from ASEA Brown Boveri in the early 90s.

While NJ Transit recently retired their fleet of ALP-44s, Amtrak’s AEM-7 fleet is mostly still in service today. Retirements are planned as Amtrak’s new ACS-64 model is introduced in 2014. However, it is expected that rebuilt AEM-7s will continue in service at least for the next several years.

Included with this production run are several “what-if” paint schemes. All schemes represent railroads that, at one time, operated electrified passenger service over parts of their system. This includes Lackawanna and Reading, which could each be considered “heritage” paint schemes for NJ Transit and SEPTA, respectively. The Pennsylvania Railroad developed the New York City to Washington, DC portion of the busy Northeast Corridor where Amtrak’s AEM-7s currently run. Milwaukee and Great Northern once operated well-known electrified territories in the west, and each was quickly identified by their unique, colorful paint schemes.

Atlas Master Series Silver MSRP:
$179.95
Atlas Master Series Gold MSRP: $289.95
Estimated Delivery:
1st Quarter 2015

Features:

  • Operating pantographs
  • Die-cast chassis
  • Dual flywheels
  • AccuMate® couplers
  • Operating head lights and marker lights which are directional
  • Full cab interior with painted crew members
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons
  • Astounding roof detail
  • Accurate painting and lettering where appropriate
  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC
  • Gold versions will be equipped with ESU sound

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

Officially licensed by Amtrak

Item # Road Name Road Number
HO AEM-7 Locomotive
Atlas Master® Series Silver (DCC Ready)
10 001 648 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 649 Amtrak "As Delivered" (Silver/Blue/Red/White) 918
10 001 650 Amtrak "As Delivered" (Silver/Blue/Red/White) 923
10 001 651 Amtrak "As Delivered" (Silver/Blue/Red/White) 936
10 001 652 Amtrak "Phase V" (Silver/Blue) 902
10 001 653 Amtrak "Phase V" (Silver/Blue) 926
10 001 654 Amtrak "Phase V" (Silver/Blue) 953
10 001 655  NJ Transit (Black/Silver) 4409
10 001 656 NJ Transit (Black/Silver) 4428
10 001 657 NJ Transit (Black/Silver) 4431
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 658 Great Northern (Green/Orange) (Item Cancelled) 5020
10 001 659 Great Northern (Green/Orange) (Item Cancelled) 5022
10 001 660 Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) (Item Cancelled) 4402
10 001 661 Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) (Item Cancelled) 4410
10 001 662 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Maroon) E100
10 001 663 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Maroon) E103
10 001 664 Pennsylvania (Silver/Red Stripe) 4939
10 001 665 Pennsylvania (Silver/Red Stripe) 4945
10 001 666 Reading (Black/Green/Yellow) 2302
10 001 667 Reading (Black/Green/Yellow) 2307

 

Item # Road Name Road Number
HO AEM-7 Locomotive
Atlas Master® Series Gold (DCC & Sound Equipped)
10 001 668 Undecorated -
New Road Numbers!
10 001 669 Amtrak "As Delivered" (Silver/Blue/Red/White) 918
10 001 670 Amtrak "As Delivered" (Silver/Blue/Red/White) 923
10 001 671 Amtrak "As Delivered" (Silver/Blue/Red/White) 936
10 001 672 Amtrak "Phase V" (Silver/Blue) 902
10 001 673 Amtrak "Phase V" (Silver/Blue) 926
10 001 674 Amtrak "Phase V" (Silver/Blue) 953
10 001 675 NJ Transit (Black/Silver) 4409
10 001 676 NJ Transit (Black/Silver) 4428
10 001 677 NJ Transit (Black/Silver) 4431
New Paint Schemes!
10 001 678 Great Northern (Green/Orange) (Item Cancelled) 5020
10 001 679 Great Northern (Green/Orange) (Item Cancelled) 5022
10 001 680 Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) (Item Cancelled) 4402
10 001 681 Lackawanna (Gray/Maroon/Yellow) (Item Cancelled) 4410
10 001 682 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Maroon) E100
10 001 683 Milwaukee Road (Orange/Maroon) E103
10 001 684 Pennsylvania (Silver/Red Stripe) 4939
10 001 685 Pennsylvania (Silver/Red Stripe) 4945
10 001 686 Reading (Black/Green/Yellow) 2302
10 001 687 Reading (Black/Green/Yellow) 2307

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