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MTH 20-20794-1 - F40PH Diesel Engine "Amtrak" w/ PS3 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

MTH 20-20794-1 - F40PH Diesel Engine "Amtrak" w/ PS3 (Hi-Rail Wheels)

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  • Road Name: Amtrak (Supporting Our Troops)
  • Road Number: 90208
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Sep. 2017
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • Operating LED Ditch Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Passenger Station Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 15 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 4 1/16
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Diesel DCC Features

  • F0 Head/Tail light
  • F1 Bell 
  • F2 Horn 
  • F3 Start-up/Shut-down 
  • F4 PFA 
  • F5 Lights (except head/tail)
  • F6 Master Volume 
  • F7 Front Coupler 
  • F8 Rear Coupler 
  • F9 Forward Signal 
  • F10 Reverse Signal 
  • F11 Grade Crossing 
  • F12 Smoke On/Off 
  • F13 Smoke Volume 
  • F14 Idle Sequence 3 
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2 
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1 
  • F17 Extended Start-up 
  • F18 Extended Shut-down 
  • F19 Rev Up 
  • F20 Rev Down 
  • F21 One Shot Doppler 
  • F22 Coupler Slack 
  • F23 Coupler Close 
  • F24 Single Horn Blast 
  • F25 Engine Sounds
  • F26 Brake Sounds
  • F27 Cab Chatter
  • F28 Feature Reset

The F40PH was designed for Amtrak as a commuter and medium-haul engine, to complement its long-haul fleet of SDP40F diesels. But when the SDP40Fs fell from grace due to poor reliability, a rough ride and derailment issues, the F40PH became the backbone of Amtrak's locomotive fleet for decades.

Introduced in 1976, the F40PH was essentially a passenger version of the mid-1960s GP40 freight diesel. It shared the earlier engine's turbocharged V-16 3000 hp (later uprated to 3200 hp) model 645 motor, and added an HEP (head-end power) generator for passenger lights, heat and air conditioning. An enclosed cowl afforded en-route, all-weather access to the F40PH's engine room if necessary.

In short order, commuter railroads across the United States and Canada followed Amtrak into EMD's order books for this versatile, reliable engine. While Amtrak's fleet was bumped from service in the 2000s by new Genesis diesels, F40PHs remain in use on Via Rail Canada, owner of the largest fleet north of the border, as well as Chicago commuter operator Metra, the largest commuter rail purchaser. Daily Boston-area riders are just now saying goodbye to the MBTA's F40PH fleet, as it's replaced by new engines built by MotivePower Inc. in Boise, Idaho.