Posted by J. C. Smith, Jr. on January 30, 2011 
A Genesis unit in Phase III paint is a reminder of the original artist renderings, which became the "fade-away" on the actual P40 production units. I wonder why Amtrak didn't select unit 40 to wear the 40th Anniversary scheme?
Posted by Chase Gunnoe on January 30, 2011 
Glad to see Amtrak doing a heritage program. I'm surprised the first engine was released so quickly, with the 40th Anniversary of Amtrak not until May.
Posted by eric_krupa on January 30, 2011 
Nice! I heard their also putting some F40's back in service too, that would be nice to see.
Posted by Jason_Elser on January 30, 2011 
I don't care what anyone else says. The P42 may not be the best looking locomotive in the world, but this paint job looks great on it.
Posted by Coast Sub Photography on January 30, 2011 
I first saw this and thought something was wrong when I looked at the date. This paint scheme looks good on this unit, and I think they should redo the other paint schemes on some other engines.
Posted by FSWood on January 30, 2011 
I'll second what Jason says.
Posted by Gabe Argenta on January 30, 2011 
As far as I know, our gang riding in my Cavalier were the first to see it in daylight (heck, the sun hadn't even come up as we departed Big Four Depot in Lafayette. I have about 15 minutes of video from a camera mounted to my roof facing the Right of Way as we barreled down Rt. 43.
Posted by csxlover on January 30, 2011 
Man, when I first saw the thumbnail of this image I honestly thought it was an MP36. Thankfully, I was relieved to see that it was no such beast. For me this image is a treat since I was too young to have seen this scheme on F40s or any other engine running back then(90s). Second, I also see this scheme on one of my favorite passenger locos. And it looks good. Finally, this shot shows a perfect contrast between Amtrak's past and the present.
Posted by KWestRail on January 30, 2011 
At first glance, it sort of looked like an SDP40F, but then I realized it was a Genny, that Phase III job looks better than the original Phase III on the P40/42. Can't wait to see more heritage equipment!
Posted by J Gilbert on January 30, 2011 
Go PRRC!! Glad to see you guys out there and posting. I'm a PRRC alum, from 1988. As for heritage paint, I would love to see Amtrak Phase I represented too. Like this: http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=350453
Posted by Mitch Goldman on January 31, 2011 
While where the stripes meet the black look a bit "off", the paint scheme as a whole works surprisingly well. If you don't like it now, come back to it in a few hours. Nice to see patriotic Red, White and Blue on Amtrak once again. Kudos Amtrak for your efforts in bringing this program to life.
Posted by on January 31, 2011 
Good to see the Phase III back!
Posted by notch8ornothin on February 2, 2011 
Boiler Up!
Posted by Gabe Argenta on February 6, 2011 
Yes, I'm very proud to represent the Boilermakers. Thanks to all of your views - it was pretty exciting to get the email that I was Top Photo of the week! Anniversary plans include four P42's: #156 Phase I, #66 Phase II, #145 Phase III, and #117 Phase IV in addition to P40 #822, F40 #406, three baggage cars, and an Amfleet food service car for a Museum Train that will begin touring in May. If you find the Purdue Railroad Club on facebook, we have additional photos and video. Stay tuned for future Amtrak releases.
Posted by on April 26, 2013 
Amtrak is bringing back four F40PH locomotives and their numbers are 403, 405, 406, and 407.
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