Amtrak P42 Phase III Fantasy Scheme: The Prototype!

Metro Red Line Jan 31, 2011

  1. Metro Red Line

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    If you love Amtrak P42s and love the Phase III paint scheme, your fantasy scheme prayers have just been answered:

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    Behold, the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Loco!

    Reportedly that picture was taken this morning running on the Capitol Limited.
     
  2. bravogjt

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    Very nice!

    Ben
     
  3. Kevin Anderson

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    There will be a total of four of these units repainted in honor/celebration of Amtraks 40th anniversary. This is the first one. They are being repainted in Beech Grove. Later this year a special train with redone baggage cars and at least one of these special engine will be making a tour of the country with amtrak history in them. Here are two pics of the 145.
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  4. Kevin Anderson

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    Here is a list of the engines to be repainted and what scheme they will be in. They will all be in service by the end of April.

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    Paint scheme: Phase I – introduced 1972
    In photo: SDP40F #50
    To be adapted to: P-42 #156

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    Paint scheme: Phase II – introduced 1975
    In photo: F40PH #210
    To be adapted to: P-42 #66

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    Paint scheme: Phase III – introduced 1979
    In photo: F40PH #359
    To be adapted to: P-42 #145

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    Paint scheme: Phase IV – introduced 1993
    In photo: P42 #117
    To be applied to: P-42 #184
     
  5. Kevin Anderson

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    The history train will make its debut on national train day in Washington DC on May 7 then travel across the country for one year.:tb-biggrin:
     
  6. Railroad Bill

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    Thanks for all pix and info ... yes, I'm a P42/F40 fan and appreciate seeing history, gives some motive for running multiple schemes on my modern era passenger focussed layout ...
     
  7. Kevin Anderson

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    It is nice to see that Amtrak is into the Heritage Units as well.:tb-biggrin:
     
  8. Kurt Moose

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    They've released the F40PH "Cabbage" already! She's set-up for head-end use still! The 145 has been in a grade crossing accident last week, and dinged up the front plow pretty bad, so you guy's and gal's that got pics already, they are already rare!
     
  9. mrlxhelper

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    Amtk 822 (P40) got the same paint job as 145 too.
     
  10. Kevin Anderson

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    Here is the 158 all dolled up!
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  11. Kevin Anderson

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    Photo, needs photos!:tb-biggrin:
     
  12. mrlxhelper

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    From what I hear the 822 has been sneaking around on the Hoosier in bad weather. Here is one of the few pics I can find of it: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2437821

    So far I can't seem to find any photos of the 406 all painted up, there was a youtube video that's been removed that was the talk on some other forums that showed it. Of course it was removed before I got to see it too.
     
  13. Hytec

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    I think it's pretty, one of the best that Amtrak has come up with.
     
  14. Greg Elems

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    I still like this best. :D
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  16. bremner

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    I love the SP F7's, even it Amtrak paint
     
  17. Kevin Anderson

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    Nice shot of the 156
     
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  19. Kevin Anderson

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  20. SecretWeapon

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    Kato's is also releasing a PH.V engine, #194. I wonder where they got the idea for that engine.
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