The EMD SDP40F was the first official, built-to-order locomotive Amtrak® purchased after previously operating using second hand equipment such as E8's, F7's and even GG1's. Based on the framework of the SD40-2, the SDP40F was geared for speed, with a top operational velocity of 100 mph and a pair of steam generators to supply heat and hot water for the passenger trains it would pull. In June of 2002, the repurposed BNSF 6976 was removed from storage and painted into a special “Maersk” paint scheme to commemorate the opening of the shipping company’s new container terminal in Los Angeles, where it was paired with NS’s SD40-2 #3329.
- Type IVb Car body details represent the prototypical appearance of these units as they existed later in life, with notched noses and additional roof equipment.
- Cab Headlight
- Equipped with body mounted Kato magnetic knuckle couplers.
- Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels.
- Directional Golden white LED headlights and illuminated pre-printed numberboards.
- DCC Friendly Mechanism.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 December, 2016.