Atlas O 30138297 - Premier - F40PH Diesel Locomotive "VIA Rail Canada" #6454 w/ PS3 - Custom Run for MrMuffin'sTrains

Atlas O 30138297 - Premier - F40PH Diesel Locomotive "VIA Rail Canada" #6454 w/ PS3 - Custom Run for MrMuffin'sTrains

SKU: AO-30138297
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Product Information

Announced Date: Feb 2024
Released Date: Est. 3rd Quarter 2024
Individually Boxed: N/A
  • Road Name: VIA Rail Canada
  • Road Number: 6454
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • System: 3-Rail
Features:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3-Rail: Operates On O-36 Curves
Overview:

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.


Did You Know? The F40PHs were nicknamed “Screamers” because their engines run at a high rpm even at rest, in order to power the HEP generator that keeps the passenger cars comfortable.

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