Logo-less ACS-64 on California Zephyr at Ottumwa Depot

On April 27, 2015, the eastbound "California Zephyr" comes into the station at Ottumwa, Iowa just under an hour behind schedule. Behind the regular diesel engines on Amtrak #6 is a brand new ACS-64 electric locomotive from the Siemens factory in Sacramento, California. The paint job on this unit is unfinished. Unlike all the other Amtrak Cities Sprinters that have come before it, this one is not heading straight for the electrified Northeast Corridor. Instead, this one is heading to the Amtrak shop in Beech Grove, Indiana first. There, it will receive special decals to become Amtrak's second "Salutes Our Veterans" locomotive.

Behind the new electric is the heritage baggage car AMTK 1756. It is still in the Phase IV scheme with the old logo. This heritage baggage car was built by the Budd Company as the coach UP 5517 for the Union Pacific Railroad. Amtrak later converted it to a baggage car. They will be retiring most of their heritage baggage cars over the course of this year.

Yesterday, YouTube user riogrande5636 filmed this train in the snow of Colorado: https://youtu.be/sD-HkKSpp30.

Amtrak 119 GE P42DC
Amtrak 7 GE P42DC
Amtrak 642 Siemens ACS-64
1756 baggage car
39038 transition dormitory
31015 baggage-coach
34002 coach
34026 coach
33038 sightseer lounge
38064 dining car
32031 sleeping car
32064 sleeping car