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AEM-7 locomotive No. 902 on a crane.

Color photograph showing AEM-7 No. 902 at the Amtrak shops in Wilmington, Del.; probably dates to the 1990s.

AEM-7 locomotive No. 902 on a crane.
Amtrak contracted with the General Motors Corporation's Electro-Motive Division (EMD) to design and manufacture the AEM-7 electric locomotive, a high-speed, lightweight model based on Swedish designs. The AEM-7 was produced from 1978 to 1988, and could reach speeds up to 125 mph. They were ordered to supplement the E-60 locomotives and replace the GG-1s inherited from the Pennsylvania Railroad.  AEM-7 #902 wears the Phase III livery introduced in 1979. Photo courtesy of John Carten.