|Amtrak AEM-7 'Toaster' at Baltimore Washington International Airport in 2006|
Apparently, AEM-7s are dropping like flies--fires seem to claim them with alarming frequency. Amtrak recently placed a giant order with Siemens for replacements. Look for decidedly Euro-looking ACS-64 locomotives in 2012 or 2013. (See below for an artist rendering)
|Siemens ACS-64 (image courtesy Amtrak)|
Just darin' to dream here . . .