Metra 179 GM EMD F40PH-2 diesel-electric locomotive
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.
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.
Metra 179 was built in 1989. It is rated at 3,000 horsepower.
Metra numbers 174-180 were built by General Motors Electromotive Division for EMD order number 876017 in 1988-89, EMD model F40PH-2. Metra assigned them to the Union Pacific lines. [Courtesy of Metra Railfan Page]
METX 179, model F40PH-2, built March 1989, builder number 876017-6, assigned to Metra/Union Pacific lines. [courtesy of Metra Locomotive Information, by Mike Azen, February 2000]
METX 179 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 179: 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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