I took this picture during the beginning segment of the (**WARNING WARNING CRAZY ASS AMOUNT OF BOSTON ACCENT UP AHEAD**) Bahston evening commutah rush houwah on a beautiful Friday, November 15th, 2013.
P42 #2 is pushing this Downeaster consist south to Boston’s North Station. Downeaster F40PH/NPCU #90220 was leading the consist. (and yes, that sunset is actually legit) Photo taken at Cross Road, / MP 30.5 in Haverhill-North Andover Massachusetts.
An Amtrak Hiawatha train traveling between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin hauls ass through Rondout, Illinois at 80 mph. Take note of the powered F40PH leading, and the non-powered F40PH NPCU on the rear of the train.
I managed to take this pic of an Amtrak Downeaster F40PH/NPCU going thru my town of North Andover, Massachusetts back in August of 2012. “Downeastah” (<<<imagine Boston accent here) NPCU #90220 is the specific F40PH you see in this pic.
As an interesting side note, the Genesis loco leading this train (heading northbound/Portland bound) was Heritage unit #822, a P40!! I didn’t get a good picture of it though, but I got an interesting mid-pan shot of #90220 shown here! The train was only doing about 40-50 mph, but that’s enough to make a cool shot! Enjoy! :)
I took this picture last March of Heritage Unit F40PH #406, which was on the rear of an Amtrak Downeaster. I put my camera on a tripod, and the camera’s shutter speed just stayed open for about 3-4 seconds, and the result was this unintentional mini-time lapse pic of Amtrak Heritage F40PH #406!
Ironically, the lead Genesis locomotive was #42, and it was before it was placed into the “Honoring our Veterans” paint scheme. I guess I technically caught two heritage/special locomotives in the same consist, but one of them wasn’t like that yet.