EMD F59PH Diesel Electric Passenger Locomotive
The EMD F59PH series of locomotives comprises two variants of locomotives built by EMD, the original F59PH and the newer F59PHI. These modern Diesel-electric locomotives are popular among North American commuter rail services.
This locomotive is equipped with a turbocharged EMD 12-710G3A, a 12-cylinder, two-stroke Diesel engine (prime mover), front and rear platforms, a full-width cab with a three-piece windshield. Earlier EMD cowl-type locomotives had used a two-piece windshield, while the Canadian comfort cab used a four-piece design.
The F59PH is still used today, mainly on commuter railroads.
Operator: Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT - Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Operator: GO Transit
Operator: Trinity Railway Express
Operator: RB Railway Group
EMD F59PH Overview
The original F59PH and its newer counterpart, the F59PHI on Amtrak's Piedmont. Both locomotives are owned by NCDOT.
By Hunterrrr - Flickr: Piedmont, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27120048
Two F59PH locomotives owned by GO Transit at Oakville station. GO has since discontinued the majority of these locomotives but a handful remain in regular service. Several ex-GO units are now operated by other services.
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