Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives
Author: J
Date: 01-17-2007 - 19:41

almo Wrote:
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> Sorry to get a little off topic concerning the
> F40PH-3C. Would be great to see a pic.
>
> I've always wondered........
>
> How old were the Amtrak SDP40's when they started
> to be retired? Were the F40PH's fitted with the
> actual prime movers that the SDP's had when they
> got traded in?

Many of the SDP40's did "donate" engines and other systems to constructe the F40C's. The SDP40's (they were equipped with HTC trucks - a vertical hydraulic damper on the center axle is a spotting feature) were found to have a tracking problem after several high-profile derailments. Interestingly current SD40/45-2 production had the same trucks with no known problems. A few SDP40's were picked up by ATSF who added shallow front walkways on the front pilot - the corners of the hoods were notched to provide clearance.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives Altamont Sign Crew 01-16-2007 - 11:53
  Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives almo 01-16-2007 - 23:10
  Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives Sasquatch 01-17-2007 - 08:11
  Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives J 01-17-2007 - 19:41
  DLMX 644 Bruce Butler 01-17-2007 - 21:18
  Re: DLMX 644 Severe Duty 11-24-2011 - 04:58
  Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives Freericks 01-18-2007 - 10:11
  Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives Mike Swanson 01-18-2007 - 21:47
  No separate HEP generator on a F40C Matt K 01-19-2007 - 07:44
  Ooops, you DID say alternator, my bad Matt K 01-19-2007 - 07:46
  Re: Newest custom built F40PH-3C arrives J 01-19-2007 - 04:53


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