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. It continues to be the motive power for commuter railroads all over the United States, including the Chicago Metra. Over 400 F40PH locomotives have been manufactured by EMD in various configurations, with the Chicago Metra owning the largest number of the surviving units and operating them to this day, alongside the newer MPI built MP36PH.
The new Chicago Metra F40PH has a number of new tooling details such as new roof details to represent the current Metra look, and new cab air conditioning units that give the Metra version of the F40PH its own specific style!
- "City of West Chicago" Lettering under the cab window
- Equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers.
- Directional LED headlights with both head and tail lights on the front (for push-pull operation) with illuminated preprinted number boards.
- DCC Versions: in addition to the stock front head and tail lights, the TCS DCC equipped F40PH has an illuminated rear headlight and multiple available functions for fitting the locomotive with additional aftermarket lighting options.
- Equipped with shock absorber construction for smooth and prototypical motion on the track.
- Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels.
- Additional alternate snow plow piece included for tight radius operation.
- Retooled body with Metra style over-cab A/C units and illuminated ditch lights.
This Kobo DCC locomotive has been rigorously tested for performance and has a Train Control Systems K5D7 DCC board installed to be truly ready-to-run on DCC.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 March, 2013.