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Date: 12/05/18 18:43
Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: Mastadon

This afternoon (12/5) Metra ran a quick test run from their Western Avenue shops with newly acquired F59PHI 84. It headed west on the Elgin Subdivision as seen passing through Bensenville. With 2 gallery cars and F59PHI 93 on the other end, the train quickly returned to the shops. There will be many more opportunties to nab these things in the near future; but for now, this was a preview of things to come.

Don Kalkman

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastadon4935/31254302037/in/dateposted/




Date: 12/05/18 19:02
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: kevink

Looking good!

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Date: 12/05/18 19:23
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: usmc1401

This picture looks like it's on a model train layout.



Date: 12/05/18 20:30
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: IC_2024

usmc1401 Wrote:
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> This picture looks like it's on a model train
> layout.

Haha— it does !! With the old “Ramsey Journal” building kit in the background, too....
What was the original number for this unit ? Might have run it years ago ...



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Date: 12/06/18 05:44
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: mt460

AMTK 461



Date: 12/06/18 07:21
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: PasadenaSub

Were these units renumbered in exact order from their Amtrak numbers?

In other words, are Metra 73-87 the former AMTK 450-464 with:

73 (ex-450)
74 (ex-451)
-
-
84 (ex 461)
etc...

And are all F59s on the property yet?  I saw 452 in Surfliner service in CA on 11/23 so maybe not.

Thanks for the great picture, Don.

Rich



Date: 12/06/18 20:27
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: IC_2024

mt460 Wrote:
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> AMTK 461

Thanks! Can’t remember if I ran that one right now ... Have to check my old timebooks.



Date: 12/06/18 22:32
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: mt460

As far as numbering is concerned, it seems like that’s how they’ll be doing it.

Only 5 remain in service as of this week. 452 is the latest one to arrive in Chicago.



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Date: 12/07/18 14:26
Re: Metra's new F59PHI Test Run
Author: Amtrak784

I like the Silver Trucks better, looking from the front the F59 appears slightly taller than the Gallery Coaches.



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