Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4449-844 Doubleheader: Amtrak Cascades #516

IMG_6371 Amtrak NPCU #90253 at Centralia on May 12, 2007
Amtrak NPCU #90253 leading Cascades #516

After the first Amtrak train left, the second Amtrak train arrived: Northbound Cascades #516. On this train, Amtrak NPCU #90253 was leading. It was originally built by EMD in 1977 as Amtrak's F40PH locomotive #253, using internal components from Amtrak's EMD SDP40F #574, which had been built in 1974 and was traded back to EMD for an F40PH instead. Like #252, #253 was rebuilt in the late 1990s as NPCU #90253. Though it is leading and the crew is in this unit, the locomotive at the other end is doing all the work.

IMG_6372 Amtrak F59PHI #467 at Centralia on May 12, 2007
Amtrak F59PHI #467 pushing Cascades #516

Amtrak EMD F59PHI #467, built in 1998, was pushing.

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