EMD F69PHAC

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EMD F69PHAC
EMD-Siemens F69PHAC No. 450.jpg
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel
BuilderElectro-Motive Division and Siemens
ModelEMD F69PHAC
Build dateJune 1989
Total produced2
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AARB-B
 • UICBo'Bo'
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length58 ft 2 in (17.73 m)
Loco weight262,000 lb (118,841 kg)
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel capacity1,800 US gal (6,800 l; 1,500 imp gal)
Prime moverEMD 710
Engine typeTwo-stroke diesel V12
AspirationTurbocharged
Traction motors1TB 2626-0TA02
Cylinders12
Train heating800 kW HEP inverter
Train brakesAir
Performance figures
Maximum speed110 mph (177 km/h)
Power output3,000 hp (2.237 MW) (No HEP)
1,930 hp (1.439 MW) (Max HEP)
Career
OperatorsUS DoT
NumbersAmtrak 450–451
NicknamesWinnebago, Zephyr
LocaleUnited States
Retired1999
DispositionBoth units sold to National Rail Equipment Co.

The EMD F69PHAC was an experimental locomotive built in 1989 in a joint venture between EMD and Siemens. It 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 and EMD F40PHM-3, with just a few spotting differences.

Amtrak 451 in ICE livery

They were built 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, where they were finally retired in 1999. Both of the locomotives still exist in a scrap yard, more specifically National Railway Equipment, in Mount Vernon, Illinois stripped of numerous parts.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pictures of NREX 451". www.rrpicturearchives.net. Retrieved 2016-11-18.

References[edit]

  • 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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