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Amtrak Cascades EMD F40PHR NPCU #90251
Chicago, IL
October 15th, 2012
Coach Yard Photo
Digital Photo
Canon EOS 60D
Tamron (Canon) 17-50mm
f2.8 Zoom Lens
f8.0 @ 1/125th sec
ISO 100
GM Electro-Motive Divsion
October 1977


This unit started as F40PHR #251 which was built with parts traded in by Amtrak to EMD from SDP40F #575. After running many years as part of Amtrak's primary road power, the engine had its prime mover removed but control stand kept intact so it could be used as a "Non-Powered Control Unit" which is how it operates today on Amtrak's Cascades trains in the pacific northwest. It's reason for being in Chicago was unknown at the time the photo was taken. Historical information about this locomotive was provided by