Photo By: Kevin Morgan
 

I grew up with F40PHs on Amtrak. Already being an EMD fan (thanks to Rio Grande), the F40PHs were just perfect on Amtrak. I was very sad to see them displaced by P42DCs (from GE). I also regretted the fact that they had virtually disappeared by the digital era (when I really got into photography). Amtrak sold off a good portion of the ones that had been on the roster. Many more were converted into cab control baggage cars. Basically, the prime mover was removed and the long hood converted to a baggage area. Then, the control stand was kept in the cab, and the F40PH could be used on trains that move both directions throughout the course of the day (mainly commuter trains). Amtrak did, however, keep AMTK 406 and has been running it on the Exhibit Train. This shot was really rough, with half the unit in the shade and half of it in the bright sunlight.
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Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2:47:55 PM
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Location Information
City or County and State
Denver, CO

Subdivision
Denver Union Terminal (RTD)

Milepost or Control Point
Union Station




Train Information
Railroad
Amtrak
Model
F40PH
Unit Number
AMTK 406



Photo Information
Camera Make/Model
Canon / Canon EOS 7D
ISO
400
Flash
Did Not Fire

Focal Length
18 mm
Shutter
1/320 seconds
Aperture
f/5.6


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