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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive

"Village of Mount Prospect"

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Chicago Passenger Terminal switching a Metra scoot out from the train shed.

(CNW 4307, METX 159, GM EMD GeeP, CNW, GM EMD GP9, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, photographed on 4 November 1998 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

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Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed switching a Metra scoot out from the train shed.

(CNW 4307, METX 159, CNW, GM EMD GP9, CNW locomotives, Locomotives, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, photographed on 4 November 1998 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" running lite in the train shed of the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 159, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 December 1998 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" running lite in the train shed of the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 159, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 17 December 1998 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" and Chicago & North Western 4190 GM EMD GP7R diesel-electric locomotive in Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed.

(METX 159, CNW 4190, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, CNW, GM EMD GP7R, CNW locomotives, photographed on 1 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal train shed).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" running lite past the Lake Street Tower.

(METX 159, Lake Street Tower, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Towers, CNW Towers, photographed on 1 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" running lite past the Lake Street Tower.

(METX 159, Lake Street Tower, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, Towers, CNW Towers, photographed on 1 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" running lite at the Chicago Passenger Terminal.

(METX 159, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 1 September 1999 at Chicago Passenger Terminal).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" pulls outbound scoot #661 through the Norwood Park station.

(METX 159, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 16 September 1999 at Norwood Park station).     Image size is available.

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Metra 159 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive "Village of Mount Prospect" pulls outbound scoot #661 through the Norwood Park station.

(METX 159, METX, GM EMD F40PH-2, Metra locomotives, Locomotives, photographed on 16 September 1999 at Norwood Park station).     Image size is available.

Metra 159 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 159, model F40PH-2, built April 1983, builder number 826017-10, named "Village of Mount Prospect," assigned to Metra/Union Pacific lines. [courtesy of Metra Locomotive Information, by Mike Azen, February 2000]

METX 159 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 159: 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]

Chicago Rail Photographs collection updated 8 December 2019 at 11:10. Photographs and text copyright © 1998-2000 Harold A. Driscoll, All Rights Reserved. Email address is provided exclusively for personal contact, but emphatically not for use for SPAM net.abuse.