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HO RTR F59PHI, Amtrak #461

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HO RTR F59PHI, Amtrak #461

Item No. ATH64627
$179.99
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Next Shipment November 2022
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AMTRAK  FEATURES: 

Amtrak 453 and 461 features revised striping and artwork Amtrak 453, 457, and 461 are the perfect power to complement our Genesis Surfliner 

 

METRA FEATURES:

Beginning in 2017, METRA began to honor the legacy of the railroads that made Chicago a centerpiece for American travel, by painting several of its locomotives in heritage paint schemes. #425 was first to be released in December 2017 and is painted to honor the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad as well as outgoing CEO Don Orseno.
  • Unveiled in January 2019
  • #409 is painted in the colors of the Chicago
  • Milwaukee
  • St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
  • Better known as the Milwaukee Road. It also features the famous "Hiawatha" logo on the nose.
Unveiled in January 2019, #409 is painted in the colors of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road. It also features the famous "Hiawatha" logo on the nose.
  • Locomotive #90 is painted in Chicago and North Western Railroad livery
  • Whose former rail lines still see METRA trains today.
Locomotive #90 is painted in Chicago and North Western Railroad livery, Whose former rail lines still see METRA trains today.
  • Note: The paint schemes on numbers 405 and 425 are not depicted on F59PHI locomotives in real life. We offer them here in our Legendary Liveries series
  • As a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great railroads and to satisfy popular demand for these paint schemes.
Note: The paint schemes on numbers 405 and 425 are not depicted on F59PHI locomotives in real life. We offer them here in our Legendary Liveries series, as a fitting tribute to the legacy of these great railroads and to satisfy popular demand for these paint schemes.
  • Locomotive #90 is painted in Chicago and North Western Railroad livery
  • Whose former rail lines still see METRA trains today.
Locomotive #90 is painted in Chicago and North Western Railroad livery, whose former rail lines still see METRA trains today.

 

NORTH CAROLINA DOT FEATURES: 

Beginning in 1995, North Carolina developed the Piedmont regional train as a follow-on to Amtrak's Carolinian. The train runs between Charlotte and Raleigh and runs a maximum of six times a day. Among the motive power used for this service are two EMD F59PHI locomotives, #1755 and 1797. The trains are operated by Amtrak crews; the state owns the locomotives and rolling stock. 

 

METROLINK  FEATURES: 

Metrolink is a commuter railroad in southern California, operating a 534 mile network which currently consists of seven lines. Metrolink 874-881 were delivered in 1994. The units feature decorative corrugated panels on their sides. The units were in service as late as 2019, with 874 still wearing its as-delivered livery. 

 

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • See through window glazings and radiator fans
  • See-through dynamic brake fans if applicable
  • Separately-applied horn and wire grab irons
  • Separately applied Celcon scale handrails on rear pilot
  • Snowplow
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and pulling power
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • 5-pole skew wound motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for optimal operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Replacement parts available, including motor brushes
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Highly detailed, injection molded body 
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Minimum radius: 18"

 

SOUND EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard Econami Sound by SoundTraxx
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Effect lighting (if applicable) using F5 and/or F6
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes

 

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The EMD F59PHI is a high speed locomotive produced by Electro-Motive Division (EMD) from 1994 to 2001. It features an isolated cab, lightweight body, and a streamlined shape, features that were absent on the original commuter F59PH.

First built for the California Department of Transportation(CDoT), the F59PHI has seen service in all four corners of America, (Mostly seen in California) as well as in the Pacific Northwest/Montreal area in Canada , and most recently Chicago's METRA Railroad.

In 1990, the State of California passed a bill that would result in massive funding for the state transportation systems. It also resulted in a separate, state funded system of regional Amtrak routes.

CDOT wanted a locomotive that was both reliable and attractive. They approached EMD, who responded with the lightweight, high-speed F59PHI locomotive.

Soon after, more orders arrived. Amtrak ordered 21 of these locomotives for their Pacific Sufliner service (separate from Amtrak California), and the North Carolina Department of Transportation also selected it as their primary motive power. West Coast Express (operated by TransLink) in Metro Vancouver, also selected it for starting up its service

Montreal's Agence de Metropolitaine de Transport bought 11 of these locomotives to go with their Bombardier Bi-Level coaches, which were just arriving.

The F59PHI was produced until 2001. It was taken off of EMD's lineup because it wasn't able to meet the EPA Tier 1 regulations.

Product Specifications

Axles 4
DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
Lighted LED
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Sound Ready