Amtrak's Genesis P32AC-DM Dual-Mode Locomotives

The Genesis P32AC-DM are a regional service dual mode locomotive found exclusively on almost every train between New York and Albany (These are Empire Service trains, the Maple Leaf, the Aderondeck, the Ethan Allen Express, and the Lakeshore Limited). This is beacause trains entering Penn Station can not be diesels. The trains use there diesel locomotives throughout the trip from Albany until just near Penn Station when the driver puts the third rail shoe down and uses this, there is no change felt to passengers on board. The train then stops at Penn Station, discharges all regular passengers and then runs light under the east river on the third rail, and into Amtrak's Sunnyside Yard. Sometimes the Lakeshore Limited doesn't have it's P42 locomotive(s-at times it runs with two) from Chicago switched to a P32AC-DM in Albany, this means the train pulls into the tunnel just before Penn Station where the catanary as started a electric AEM-7 locomotive is attached, and the train is pulled into the station by it. Most tracks in Penn Station have both a third rail, and catanary, New Jersey Transit and other Amtrak trains use the catanary, The Long Island Rail Road, uses the third rail. Metro-North Railroad, who owns the tracks between Poughkeepsie and Spiten Dyvil, uses the same P32AC-DMs on its diesel trains for electric service into Grand Central. From the outside the P32AC-DMs look the same as the P42s, except the P32AC-DM are numbered between 700 and 717, as the P42 are numbered from 1 to 207*. From the outside the third rail shoes can also be scene.

Photos of Amtrak's Genesis P32AC-DM by Locomotive Number
701: 1|2|3|4|5
702: 1|2
703: 1|2|3
705: 1
706: 1|2|3
707: 1|2
710: 1|2|3|4
714: 1|2|3
715: 1|2
716: 1|2|3
717: 1|2|3|4
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(albany8) Empire Service Train #284 bound for New York pulled Genesis P32AC-DM #715 leaves Rensselear 1 hour late. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 February, 2005 (yonkers11) Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express bound for Rutland, Vermont enters Yonkers pulled by Dual-Mode Genesis Locomotive P32AC-DM #717, probably using the 3rd rail mode at this time since Yonkers is electrified. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 6 February, 2005 (yonkers12) Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express bound for Rutland, Vermont enters Yonkers pulled by Dual-Mode Genesis Locomotive P32AC-DM #717, probably using the 3rd rail mode at this time since Yonkers is electrified. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 6 February, 2005 (yonkers17) GP32AC-DM #715 on Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited bound for Chicago bypasses Yonkers operating for whatever reason on the New York inbound local track. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 6 February, 2005
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(philipsemanor3) Empire Service train #256 bound for New York Penn running 40 minutes late, pulled by Genesis P32AC-DM #702, approaches Philipse Manor to bypass it. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 April, 2005 (philipsemanor5) Empire Service train #283 bound for Niagara Falls running on time, pulled by Genesis P32AC-DM #717, bypasses Philipse Manor. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 April, 2005 (philipsemanor6) Empire Service train #283 bound for Niagara Falls running on time, pulled by Genesis P32AC-DM #717, bypasses Philipse Manor. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 25 April, 2005 (p32acdm1) Empire Service Train #283 bound for Niagara Falls pulled Genesis P32AC-DM #706 runs near Dyckman Fields, viewed from the Dyckman Fields footbridge. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 February, 2005
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(p32acdm2) Empire Service Train #283 bound for Niagara Falls pulled Genesis P32AC-DM #706 runs near Dyckman Fields, viewed from the Dyckman Fields footbridge. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 February, 2005 (p32acdm3) Empire Service Train #283 bound for Niagara Falls pulled Genesis P32AC-DM #706 runs near Dyckman Fields, viewed from the Dyckman Fields footbridge. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 15 February, 2005 (albany13) Genesis P32AC-DM #703 waits next to the old station platforms for a track to clear in Rensselear and pick up its passengers for its short trip as Empire Service Train #260 to New York. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 June, 2005 (albany17) Genesis P32AC-DM #703 Locomotive and train #260 waits to enter Rensslear and enter service. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 June, 2005
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(albany18) Genesis P32AC-DM #703 Locomotive and train #260 waits to enter Rensslear and enter service, it is currently stopped at the old station low-level platforms, which are now used by the crew only. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 23 June, 2005 (p32acdm4) Genesis P32AC-DM Locomotive #707 pulling The Lakeshore Limited running only 1 hour and 4 minutes late, on the final leg of its 959 journy from Chicago makes its way down the West Side line of Manhattan just south of the George Washington Bridge. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 6 August, 2005 (p32acdm5) Genesis P32AC-DM Locomotive #707 pulling The Lakeshore Limited running only 1 hour and 4 minutes late, on the final leg of its 959 journy from Chicago makes its way down the West Side line of Manhattan just south of the George Washington Bridge. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 6 August, 2005 (p32acdm6) Genesis P32AC-DM Locomotive #702 makes it's way down the west side line. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 6 August, 2005
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