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F59PHI Diesels


The Athearn F59PHI features very crisp printing and shell details

 

 


F59PHI Diesels

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

The EMD F59PHI is a high speed locomotive produced by Electro-Motive Division (EMD) from 1994 to 2001. It features an isolated cab, lightweight body, and a streamlined shape, features that were absent on the original commuter F59PH.

First built for the California Department of Transportation(CDoT), the F59PHI has seen service in all four
corners of America, (Mostly seen in California) as well as in the Pacific Northwest/Montreal area in Canada.

In 1990, the State of California passed a bill that would result in massive funding for the state transportation systems. It also resulted in a separate, state funded system of regional Amtrak routes.

CDoT wanted a locomotive that was both reliable and attractive. They approached EMD, who responded with the
lightweight, high-speed F59PHI locomotive.

Soon after, more orders arrived. Amtrak ordered 21 of these locomotives for their Pacific Sufliner service (separate from Amtrak California), and the North Carolina Department of Transportation also selected it as their primary motive power. West Coast Express (operated by TransLink) in Metro Vancouver, also selected it for starting up its service.

Montreal’s Agence de Metropolitaine de Transport bought 11 of these locomoties to go with their Bombardier Bi-Level coaches, which were just arriving.

The F59PHI was produced until 2001. It was taken off of EMD’s lineup because it wasn’t able to meet the EPA Tier 1 regulations.

Some of Amtrak California’s F59PHI’s have been rebuilt by EMD, these are ECO repowers.

Sound Transit’s 2015 budget outlines plans to overhaul seven F59’s and four of those will be overhauled to Tier 3 standards

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Non-sound locomotives are DCC ready
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Accurately painted and printed
  • Highly detailed, injection molded body
  • See through cab windows
  • McHenry operating knuckle couplers
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains
    consistent
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • 5-pole skew wound motor with weighted and balanced flywheels
  • Multi-link drive train for trouble free operation
  • Clear plastic jewel box for convenient storage
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • LED lighting
  • Minimum radius: 9 3/4”
Sound equipped locomotives also feature :
  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami decoder
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
    Slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unity only horn, bell,
    and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV)
    changes
  • CV chart included in the box

 

Road Name Road # Image MSRP Our $ Part #
Amtrak 451 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15252
457 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15253
459 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15254
Amtrak with Sound 451 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15352
457 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15353
459 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15354
Amtrak 465 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15255
466 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15256
469 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15257
Amtrak with Sound 465 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15355
466 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15356
469 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15357
Metra 73 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15258
77 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15259
84 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15260
Metra with Sound 73 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15358
77 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15359
84 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15360
Metra 90 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15261
Metra with Sound 90 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15361
Amtrak 455 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15262
Amtrak with Sound 455 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15362
Amtrak 2007 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15263
Amtrak with Sound 2007 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15363
Utah Front Runner 2 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15264
6 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15265
10 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15266
Utah Front Runner with Sound 1321 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15364
1326 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15365
1329 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15366
Agence Métropolitaine de Transport 1321 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15267
1326 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15268
1329 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15269
Agence Métropolitaine de Transport with Sound 1321 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15367
1326 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15368
1329 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15369
Union Pacific 970 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15270
971 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15271
Union Pacific with Sound 970 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15370
971 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15371
Southern Pacific 6470 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15272
6477 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15273
Southern Pacific with Sound 6470 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15372
6477 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15373
Denver & Rio Grande Western 5800 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15274
5817 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15275
Denver & Rio Grande Western with Sound 5800 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15374
5817 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15375
Polar Northern Railroad (Christmas Themed) 1224 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15276
1225 $139.98 $111.98 ATH-15277
Polar Northern Railroad (Christmas Themed) with Sound 1224 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15376
1225 $239.98 $191.98 ATH-15377

 

 

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