Emd F59ph

Hangouts

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.

EMD F59PH F59PHF59PHIEMD F59PHIEMD F59PHIsLos Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH The EMD F59PH is a four-axle 3000 hp B-B diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in two variants from 1988 to 2001. Wikipedia EMD 710. On each end of this train is an EMD F59PH, both of which started life on GO Transit in Toronto, Canada. The paint scheme is based on the state flag of North Carolina. The following is borrowed from Wikipedia: The Piedmont or Piedmont Service is a twice-daily passenger train operated by Amtrak and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The General Motors Diesel Division F59PH is a commuter locomotive built at GO (Government of Ontario) Transit's request. It is essentially an EMD GP59 with a 'Canadian' body and a head-end power genset. 83 locomotives have been built for GO Transit in Toronto and Metrolink in California. 1 History: 2 Specifications: 3 Current Stats 4 See Also By 1987, GO's oldest locomotives had reached 20. The EMD F59PH is the first in EMD's 'F59' Series of locomotives. Eighty-three locomotives were built from May 1988 to May 1994 and were first introduced by both Metrolink and GO Transit, two commuter railroads in North America. Its 3,000 horsepower and turbocharged, 12 cylinder prime mover offers a top speed of 83mph (133 km/h).

  • 1F59PH

F59PH

EMD F59PH
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.
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderElectro-Motive Division (EMD),
General Motors Diesel (GMD)
Build dateMay 1988 to May 1994
Total produced83
Specifications
Gauge4 ft 812 in (1,435 mm)
Length58 ft 2 in (17.73 m)
Prime moverEMD 12-710G3A
Engine type
Cylinders12
Performance figures
Power output3,000 hp (2.24 MW)
Career
LocaleCanada, United States

The F59PH was the first in the 'F59' Series of locomotives. Eighty-three locomotives were built from May 1988 to May 1994 for two commuter transit railroads, Metrolink of Los Angeles, California, USA and GO Transit of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While Metrolink continues to use these locomotives today, in 2008, GO Transit began discontinuing operations using this locomotive in favour of the new MPI MP40PH-3C.[1]:159 Only eight locomotives that were refurbished in 2011 remain in service.

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.[1]:159

The F59PH is still used today, mainly on commuter railroads.

Fleet details

OperatorNumberYear builtUnit numbersComments
Agence métropolitaine de transport101988-19901340-1349
  • Purchased secondhand from GO Transit
  • Used on the Candiac Line, to be used on Vaudreuil-Hudson and Mont-Saint-Hilaire Lines.
  • Some of them are undergoing refurbishments and repainting.
GO Transit81988–1994557–564
  • GO Transit owned 49 locomotives (520–568), but most have been retired and replaced by new MPIMP40 locomotives.
  • Units refurbished in 2011 remain in service.
  • All retired units owned by RB Railway Group.
Metra3198897-99
  • Three ex-AMT locomotives are painted in 2003 style similar to MP36PH's.
  • Operate on the Metra Milwaukee Districts
Metrolink231992–1993851–873
  • 855 destroyed in the 2008 Chatsworth train collision and scrapped.
  • 3 units leased from GO Transit.
NCDOT41810, 1859, 1869, 1893
  • Used on AmtrakPiedmont service.
  • Purchased secondhand from GO Transit and rebuilt by American Motive Power.
Trinity Railway Express81988–1994525, 527, 528, 565–568
  • Purchased secondhand from GO Transit.
RB Railway Group121988-199018520–18524, 18531, 18537–18538, 18547, 18551, 18554
  • Purchased secondhand from GO Transit.
  • Company leases units to commuter operators. Currently units 18520, 18522 & 18533 are leased to Metrolink, to replace engines out of service for installation of positive train control equipment. Some units are scheduled to be used on the proposed SEMCOG Commuter Rail.

F59PHI

EMD F59PHI
300px
Amtrak/NCDOT RNCX EMD F59PHI #1797, 'City of Asheville', leading the Piedmont north out of Charlotte, North Carolina on February 20, 2003
Type and origin
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGMElectro-Motive Division (EMD)
General Motors Diesel (GMD)
Build dateSeptember 1994 to 2001
Specifications
AAR wheel arrB-B
Gauge4 ft 812 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length58 ft 7 in (17.86 m)
Prime moverEMD 12-710G3C-EC
Engine type
Cylinders12
Performance figures
Maximum speed110 mph (177 km/h)
Power output3,200 hp (2.4 MW)
Tractive effortStarting: 290 kN (65,195 lbf),
Continuous: 170 kN (38,218 lbf) @ 16 mph (25.7 km/h)
Career
LocaleNorth America

The EMD F59PHI is a common diesel-electric locomotive on passenger trains in North America, built originally by General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD), now built by the successor company, Electro-Motive Diesel, which is owned by Progress Rail Services, itself a division of Caterpillar.

First built in 1994, the locomotive is a 3,200 hp (2.4 MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive intended for service on North American mainlines.[2] This locomotive is equipped with a turbocharged EMD 12-710G3C-EC, a 12-cylinder, 2 stroke diesel engine (prime mover). The main (traction) alternator converts mechanical energy from the prime mover into electrical energy that is distributed through a high voltage cabinet to direct current traction motors. Each of the four traction motors is directly geared to a pair of driving wheels. The gear ratio of the traction motors (model D87BTR) to wheel axle determines the maximum operating speed of the locomotive; a standard F59PHI has a gear ratio of 56:21 which provides a top speed of 110 miles per hour (180 km/h).

The F59PHI has a fully enclosed carbody which provides protected walkways for easy access to the engine room and trailing units. This arrangement allows routine maintenance while the locomotive is in service. The noteworthy aspect of this locomotive's exterior is the use of composites to present a streamlined appearance.[2]

To supply electrical power for passenger service, the F59PHI is equipped with a secondary electrical generator referred to as the Head End Power (HEP) unit. The head-end generator generates AC power at 480 V, 60 Hz AC, and can be rated between 500 and 750 kW (670 and 1,010 hp) to provide power to the passenger carriages for lighting, electric heating, and air conditioning. The head-end generator is powered by a second diesel engine dedicated to it. With this arrangement, the prime mover is not burdened by head-end power generation and consequently is used solely for supplying tractive effort.

When it debuted for Caltrans in late 1994, the F59PHI was the first locomotive in the United States which met California's stringent emission standards.[2]

Examples of the F59PHI are currently operated by these companies:

  • Amtrak (Amtrak Cascades, all Amtrak California routes and Piedmont)
  • North County Transit District (Coaster)
  • Sound Transit (Sounder Commuter Rail)

Accidents and incidents

On February 24, 2015, Metrolink locomotive #870 was pushing (the locomotive was located at the rear) a passenger train that struck a vehicle obstructing the line at Oxnard, California and was derailed. One person was killed and 29 were injured.

Emd

See also

References

  1. 1.01.1Solomon, Brian (2011). Modern Diesel Power. Voyageur Press.<templatestyles src='Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css'></templatestyles>
  2. 2.02.12.2'F59PHI debuts in California'. Railway Age – via HighBeam Research(subscription required). December 1, 1994. Retrieved 2012-12-27.Italic or bold markup not allowed in: publisher= (help)<templatestyles src='Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css'></templatestyles>

Further reading

Wikimedia Commons has media related to EMD F59PH locomotives.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to EMD F59PHI locomotives.
  • Marre, Louis A.; Withers, Paul K. (2000). The Contemporary Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Halifax, Pennsylvania: Withers Publishing. pp. 112–114. ISBN1-881411-25-7. LCCN99069543.<templatestyles src='Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css'></templatestyles>
Retrieved from 'https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=EMD_F59PH&oldid=718251800'

definition - EMD F59PH

definition of Wikipedia

Advertizing ▼

Wikipedia

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.

  • 1F59PH

F59PH

EMD F59PH
Two F59PH locomotives owned by GO Transit at Oakville station. GO has since discontinued the majority of these locomotives and have been used rarely.
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderElectro-Motive Division (EMD),
General Motors Diesel (GMD)
Build dateMay 1988 to May 1994
Total produced83
AAR wheel arr.B-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length58 ft 2 in (17.73 m)
Prime moverEMD 12-710E3
CylindersV12
Power output3,000 hp (2.24 MW)
LocaleCanada, United States

The F59PH was the first in the 'F59' Series of locomotives. Eighty-three locomotives were built from May 1988 to May 1994 for two commuter transit railroads, Metrolink of Los Angeles, California, USA and GO Transit of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While Metrolink continues to use these locomotives today, in 2008, GO Transit began discontinuing operations using this locomotive in favour of the new MPI MP40PH-3C.

The locomotives featured a 12-cylinder EMD 710 prime mover producing 3,000 hp (2.24 MW), 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:

  • Metrolink, Los Angeles, California
  • NCDOT (Amtrak), North Carolina on Piedmont (acquired secondhand from GO Transit)
  • Trinity Railway Express, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (acquired secondhand from GO Transit)
  • Agence métropolitaine de transport, Montreal, QC. (acquired secondhand from GO Transit through CAD (Canadian Allied Diesel), Lachine, QC)
  • Via Rail Canada (on lease from CAD (Canadian Allied Diesel), Lachine, QC, to replace EMDF40PH-2's currently being rebuilt)

Fleet details

OperatorNumberYear builtUnit numbersComments
GO Transit491988–1994520-568Most of them retired and replaced by MPIMP40. RB Railway Leasing owns some to be used for the proposed SEMCOG Commuter Rail.
Metrolink23851-873
NCDOT41810, 1859, 1869, 1893Used on AmtrakPiedmont service.
Trinity Railway Express8525, 527-528, 565-568
VIA Rail318520-18522Leased from Canadian Allied Diesel to substitute EMD F40PH-2 locomotives being overhauled.
  • GO Transit 524 in Ontario, Canada

  • Metrolink F59PH 860 in Irvine Station, Southern California with old Bombardier cars. Photo by Brian Zimmerman.

  • Trinity Railway Express 566 in Dallas, Texas

F59PHI

EMD F59PHI
Amtrak/NCDOT RNCX EMD F59PHI #1797, 'City of Asheville', leading the Piedmont north out of Charlotte, North Carolina on February 20, 2003
Power typeDiesel-electric
BuilderGMElectro-Motive Division (EMD)
General Motors Diesel (GMD)
Build dateSeptember 1994 to present day
AAR wheel arr.B-B
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length58 ft 7 in (17.86 m)
Prime moverEMD 12-710E3
CylindersV12
Top speed110 mph (177 km/h)
Power output3,200 hp (2.4 MW)
Tractive effortStarting: 290 kN (65,195 lbf),
Continuous: 170 kN (38,218 lbf) @ 16 mph
LocaleNorth America
Trinity Railway Express F59PHI #569 pulls a train into the Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center station in Fort Worth, Texas

The Electro-Motive DieselsF59PHIdiesel-electric locomotive is a common locomotive on passenger trains in North America, built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division.

First built in 1994, the locomotive is a 3,200 hp (2.4 MW) B-B diesel-electric locomotive intended for service on North American mainlines. This locomotive is equipped with a turbocharged EMD 12-710E3,a 12 cylinder, 2 stroke water cooled 'Vee' diesel engine (prime mover). The main (traction) alternator converts mechanical energy from the prime mover into electrical energy that is distributed through a high voltage cabinet and rectifier to direct current traction motors. Each of the four traction motors is directly geared to a pair of driving wheels. The gear ratio of the traction motors (model D87BTR) to wheel axle determines the maximum operating speed of the locomotive; a standard F59PHI has a gear ratio of 56:21 which provides a top speed of 110 mph (176 km/h).

The F59PHI has a fully enclosed carbody which provides protected walkways for easy access to the engine room and trailing units. This arrangement allows routine maintenance while the locomotive is in service. The noteworthy aspect of this locomotive's exterior is the use of composites to present a streamlined appearance.

To supply electrical power for passenger service, the F59PHI is equipped with a secondary electrical generator referred to as the Head End Power (HEP) unit. The head-end generator generates AC power at 480 V AC, 750 amps or about 500 kW to provide power to the passenger carriages for lighting, electric heating, and air conditioning. The head-end generator is powered by a second diesel engine dedicated to it. With this arrangement, the prime mover is not burdened by head-end power generation and consequently is used solely for supplying tractive efforts.

Examples of the F59PHI are currently operated by these companies:

  • Amtrak (Amtrak Cascades, all Amtrak California routes, Coast Starlight, and Piedmont)
  • North County Transit District (with the San Diego Coaster)
  • Sound Transit (Sounder Commuter Rail)

See also

References

  • Marre, Louis A.; Withers, Paul K. (2000). The Contemporary Diesel Spotter’s Guide. Halifax, Pennsylvania: Withers Publishing. pp. 112–114. ISBN1-881411-25-7. LCCN9969543.

Emd F59ph Locomotive

Railcars
Diesel locomotives
Dual-mode locomotive
Electric locomotives
Switchers
  • SW1000R and SW1001
Former locomotives
Diesel
  • E8 and E9
  • F7 and FP7
  • F40PH and F40PHR
  • E44 (Maintenance Service)
  • 45-Tonner and 65-Tonner
  • GP7 and GP9
  • RS-1 and RS-3

Emd F59phi In Primer Paint Pictures

Diesel cab and cowl locomotives built by GM-EMD
Cab units
(F- & E-units)
Cowl units
  • F59PH
  • F59PHI
Retrieved from 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=EMD_F59PH&oldid=502095010'

Emd F59phi Locomotives

This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors (see full disclaimer)