Metra unveils Burlington-themed heritage unit

F40PHM-2 No. 211 is the latest locomotive to get a commemorative paint scheme
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Former Burlington E5 No. 9911A rests between runs at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union in 2015.
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Metra F40PHM-2 No. 211 displays its Burlington-inspired paint scheme.
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CHICAGO – Commuter carrier Metra has unveiled its latest commemorative locomotive, EMD F40PHM-2 No. 211 in a faux-stainless Chicago, Burlington & Quincy paint scheme. The locomotive shares many paint features with the classic stainless steel diesels of the Burlington, including E5 No. 9911A that resides at the Illinois Railway Museum in nearby Union. That includes the locomotive designation, in a vertical format, just ahead of the cab door.

The 3,200-hp model, unique to Metra, is a derivative of the classic F40PH passenger locomotive. It is used on the railroad's BNSF Railway service between Aurora and Chicago Union Station.

The locomotive follows other such commemorative paint schemes honoring Chicago area fallen flags including MP36PH-3S No. 405 painted for the Milwaukee Road and No. 425 painted for the Rock Island.
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Two photos, Metra
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