The EMD F40PH is synonymous with the Amtrak era of American passenger
trains. Although it has been retired from Amtrak service, it operated for
over 20 years and today it continues to be the motive power for commuter
railroads such as VRE, MBTA, Caltrain, Metrolink, and Metra) and more all
over the United States. Over 400 F40PH locomotives have been manufactured by
EMD in various configurations.
To support passenger service, the F40PH is equipped with a secondary
electrical generator referred to as the head end generator (or HEP, for Head
End Power). The need for constant constant frequency power means that these
HEP units are constantly running at 900rpm, resulting in the nickname
"Screamers" for the units due to the sound.
All locomotives are equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle
Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights and
illuminated preprinted number boards.
Locomotives are equipped with shock absorber construction for smooth and
prototypical motion on the track.
Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical
pickup and blackened wheels.
Additional alternate snow plow piece included for tight radius operation.
New Commuter-version F40PH locomotives and Amtrak Phase III ditch light
versions have retooled bodies with over-cab A/C units and illuminated
Chicago Metra version F40PH locomotives have directional head and tail
lights on the front of the locomotive for push-pull operation.
Drop in DCC compatible with theTrain
Control Systems K0D8-CandDigitrax
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