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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive

"Village of Palatine"

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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" stops to load and unload passengers before resuming its trip to Chicago on track 3.

(METX 157, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 April 1998 at Park Ridge station).     Image size is available.

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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" pushes its scoop to inbound to Chicago on track 3.

(METX 157, Park Ridge station, Track, Signal bridges, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, All Metra Stations, Metra UP NW, CNW Stations, other, Signals, photographed on 17 April 1998 at Park Ridge station).     Image size is available.

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On a busy Friday afternoon, looking just south of the Park Ridge station. Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" (left, track 3) pushes its scoot toward Chicago, while Metra 179 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive (center, track 2) pulls its express scoot, and Metra 158 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "City of Des Plaines" (right, track 1) slows down to stop at the station.

(METX 157, METX 179, METX 158, Park Ridge station, Track, Signal bridges, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, All Metra Stations, Metra UP NW, CNW Stations, other, Signals, photographed on 17 April 1998 at Park Ridge station).     Image size is available.

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Metra 179 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive approaches the Park Ridge station, pulling its outbound express scoot (center, track 2) on a Friday afternoon. Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" (distant left, track 3) pushes its inbound scoot toward Chicago.

(METX 179, METX 157, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 April 1998 at Park Ridge station).     Image size is available.

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Metra 158 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "City of Des Plaines" slows to a stop the Park Ridge station (right, track 1), pulling its outbound scoot towards Chicago on a Friday afternoon. Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" (distant left, track 3) pushes its inbound scoot toward Chicago.

(METX 158, METX 157, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 April 1998 at Park Ridge station).     Image size is available.

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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 157, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 19 November 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 157, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 19 November 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

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Metra 170 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Winnetka", Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine", and Metra 128 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "City of Evanston" at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 170, METX 157, METX 128, My Favorites, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, index, photographed on 19 November 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" and Metra 128 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "City of Evanston" at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 157, METX 128, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 19 November 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

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Metra 157 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Palatine" running lite at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 157, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 19 November 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

Metra 157 was built between 1981 and 1983. It is rated at 3,000 horsepower.

Metra numbers 150-173 were built by General Motors Electromotive Division for EMD order number 826017 in 1983, EMD model F40PH-2. Metra assigned them to the Union Pacific lines. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]

METX 157, model F40PH-2, built March 1983, builder number 826017-8, named "Village of Palatine," assigned to Metra/Union Pacific lines. [courtesy of Metra Locomotive Information, by Mike Azen, February 2000]

METX 157 is a 3,200 horsepower model F40PH-2, built between 1970 and 1989 by General Motors Electro Motive Division. [courtesy of The Official Locomotive Rosters & News, James W. Kerr, 2000 edition, ISBN 0-919295-32-0, August 1999]

Equipment characteristics of METX 157: AAR car type D215 (locomotive), plate type E, external dimensions (length 56' 2", width 10' 8", height 15' 8"). [courtesy of BNSF Equiptment Characteristics, October 1999]

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