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F59PHAC in ICE paint.
Type and origin
Power type Diesel
Builder Electro-Motive Division and Siemens
Build date June 1989
Total produced 2
AAR wheel arr. B-B
UIC classification Bo'Bo'
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length 58 ft 2 in (17.73 m)
Locomotive weight 262,000 lb (118,841 kilograms)
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel capacity 1,800 US gal (6,800 l; 1,500 imp gal)
Prime mover EMD 710
Engine type Two-stroke V12 diesel engine
Aspiration Turbocharged
Cylinders 12
Performance figures
Maximum speed 110 mph (177 km/h)
Power output 3,000 hp (2.237 MW) (No HEP)
1,930 hp (1.439 MW) (Max HEP)
Train heating 800 kW HEP inverter
Train brakes Air
Operator(s) US DoT
Number(s) Amtrak 450–451
Nicknames Winnebago, Zephyr
Locale United States
Retired 1999
Disposition Sold for scrap

The EMD F69PHAC locomotive, built in a joint venture between EMD and Siemens, was designed to test AC locomotive technology. Only two examples of this locomotive were made. The engine used the same carbody as the EMD F40PHM-2, with just a few differences.

They were built in 1989 for the United States Department of Transportation and loaned to Amtrak in 1990, sporting Phase III paint. They were returned to EMD and later used with the German ICE train demonstration that was on loan to Amtrak in 1992–1993. They were repainted in ICE paint. The two F69PHAC locomotives were again returned to EMD. Both of the locomotives still exist in a scrap yard, more specifically National Railway Equipment, in Mount Vernon, Illinois stripped of numerous parts.


  • Marre, Louis A.; Withers, Paul K (2000). The Contemporary Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Halifax, Pennsylvania: Withers Publishing. p. 115. ISBN 1-881411-25-7. LCCN 99069543. 

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