Manufactured by Motive Power Inc (MPI), the MP36PH is a commuter service locomotive that is utilized by regional transit agencies all across the United States and Canada. In Chicago, IL, these distinct locomotives operate on Metra train lines in “push-pull” service, running hourly commuter bi-level trains in and out of the downtown stations to serve the approximately 300,000 daily riders that use it to go to and from the surrounding suburbs.
- The MP36PH locomotive will use a sophisticated lightpiping and LED system to give it directional headlight and taillight functions across all six of its nose lights, as well as illuminated pre-printed numberboards for push/pull operation.
- The locomotive's heavy duty five-pole motor and mechanism is designed to pull a 10 car bi-level consist up a 4% grade without the need for a traction tire.
- The locomotive has a DCC friendly mechanism for easy upgrades from out-of-the-box analog control.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 22 October, 2011.