Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
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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