17 April 1998
Park Ridge station and Metra scoots
Metra has a map and information about the Park Ridge station at their official Web site. This station located along and serves the Metra / Union Pacific Northwest Line.
Harold Kept many of his photos on sites which no longer exist.
|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 by Harold A. Driscoll using a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 digital camera [railfan/1998/04/98417c01.jpg] NEW 25 January 2000
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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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