Amtrak’s Delaware shops clean house of the last F40PHs and its P40

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CSX Transportation train Q389-08 brings west the last of Amtrak’s F40PHR locomotives and a lone P40. Amtrak’s Delaware shops sold the units to Larry’s Truck Electric earlier in the year, the sale marked the last of the F40s on Amtrak as well as the first P40 to go to a third party for scrap.
Stephan Koenig
ERIE, Pa. — CSX train Q389-08 rolled across the northeast on July 9 with several noteworthy locomotives in tow.

Amtrak’s Wilmington and Bear, Del., shops recently disposed of the last for the F40PHR units for Amtrak and has sent the first P40-8 to scrap that was not wrecked. The units are headed to Larry’s truck Electric in Lordstown, Ohio, where they are expected to be parted out by the locomotive dealer. While the firm has experience with Amtrak F40PHs in the past this is the first LTEX GE Genesis series locomotive acquisition.

It will likely will not be its last as Amtrak will begin retirements of the P40 and P42 fleet next year. Amtrak P40 828 was kept as a training platform at the Wilmington shops after it was retired from active service in 2005.

Though it is now rusted through in several spots, the unit had some recent upgrades including an electric bell to familiarize Amtrak employees over the years.

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