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Owner: Amtrak
Model:EMD SDP40FBuilt As:AMTK 508 (SDP40F)
Serial Number:72694-9Order No:72694
Frame Number:72694-9Built:6/1973
Other locos with this serial:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
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AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  Practically new (built in July 1973), Amtrak SDP40F 508 sits at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal after arriving with train #3, the "Southwest Limited" on July 9th, 1973.
Photo Date:  7/9/1973  Upload Date: 2/3/2013 1:59:07 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
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Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  251   Comments: 1
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  When Amtrak took over (most of) America's passenger rail operations in May 1971, they had to make due with a hodge-podge of diesels, mainly E-units, built in the 1940s and 1950s that were, to put it kindly, getting a bit tired. New power was ordered from EMD - a new model, the SDP40F - which began arriving just about two years after Amtrak's inaugural day. The first of these 500-class engines entered service on the former Santa Fe trains - notably, trains #3 and #4, the Chicago to Los Angeles "Southwest Limited." With a built date of July 1973, Amtrak 508 is seen at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal on July 9th, 1973 after having brought in that morning's #3. These engines were basically passenger versions of EMD's popular SD40-2, in a cowl carbody (reminiscent of EMD's FP45) and including two steam generators and, because they were to operate nationwide, two types of fuel fillers. (On an adjacent track can be seen a bit of a Santa Fe F7A, what were still powering Amtrak's L.A. to San Diego "San Diegans," and which were still owned by Santa Fe and leased to Amtrak. Within a very short time, SDP40Fs would replace these classic Fs as well.)
Photo Date:  7/9/1973  Upload Date: 1/13/2013 11:53:34 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
AMTK SDP40F 508
Title:  AMTK SDP40F 508
Description:  Two month old Amtrak SDP40F 508 leads the Super Chief at Albuquerque in July 1973.
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 10/19/2010 8:54:37 PM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  369   Comments: 1
Amtrak Super Chief in Albuquerque
Title:  Amtrak Super Chief in Albuquerque
Description:  It's 5:45PM and the westbound Amtrak Super Chief is calling at Albuquerque. The three SDP40Fs on the head end are less than two months old; trailing is a 17 car consist made up of Hi-Levels and Heritage cars.
Photo Date:  7/17/1973  Upload Date: 3/22/2009 9:54:11 AM
Location:  Albuquerque, NM
Author:  Rick Morgan
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Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  928   Comments: 0
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  ARDMORE OK October 1973 -- This undated photo shows the southbound Texas Chief rolling toward the station. Leading the way is SDP40f 508. EMD built the 508 in June 1973. It was traded in to EMD and some of its parts were used in F40PH 382. In the background is Santa Fe GP7 2742. (Date approximate, roster information from on-track-on-line.com)
Photo Date:  10/1/1973  Upload Date: 2/8/2012 9:30:32 PM
Location:  Ardmore, OK
Author:  Charles Stookey
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  443   Comments: 4
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  AMTK 508 is still looking new after six months of service.
Photo Date:  1/12/1974  Upload Date: 7/17/2014 8:16:06 PM
Location:  Barstow, CA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  On November 19th, 1974, an eastbound (southbound) Amtrak "San Diegan" makes a stop at Fullerton, California. Power for this six car train is SDP40F 508 and E9B 452. The SDP40F is new, having been built in July 1973, while the E9B was built in April 1956 as Milwaukee Road 205B (later renumbered MILW 35B) before being sold to Amtrak.
Photo Date:  11/19/1974  Upload Date: 2/3/2013 1:57:29 AM
Location:  Fullerton, CA
Author:  Craig Walker
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  AMTK 508 with black number boards leads a late westbound "Southwest Limited" down Cajon Pass.
Photo Date:  4/23/1977  Upload Date: 7/17/2014 8:17:16 PM
Location:  Cajon, CA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  212   Comments: 3
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  Only four years old and already repainted, AMTK 508 is part of the "Southwest Limited" consist.
Photo Date:  6/5/1977  Upload Date: 7/17/2014 8:18:11 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
AMTK 508
Title:  AMTK 508
Description:  Rear view of AMTK 508.
Photo Date:  6/5/1977  Upload Date: 7/17/2014 8:18:47 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
AMTK SDP40F 508
Title:  AMTK SDP40F 508
Description:  Amtrak SDP40F 508 at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 5/8/2015 1:05:58 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F) CR 8447(SW1)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Amtrak SDP40F 508
Title:  Amtrak SDP40F 508
Description:  Amtrak SDP40F 508 at about 22nd Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. There's a SW1 at the other end. This is a switching move across either Alton Junction or Fort Wayne Junction (depending on who you talked to) and the track has recently been rebuilt. Think they used enough rail joiners? See Comment below, thanks Tim.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 5/26/2011 10:27:04 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  921   Comments: 1
AMTK SDP40F 508
Title:  AMTK SDP40F 508
Description:  Amtrak SDP40F 508 at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 4/24/2015 2:59:41 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
AMTK SDP40F 508
Title:  AMTK SDP40F 508
Description:  Amtrak SDP40F 508 facing inbound at Alton Junction (about 22nd Street) in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I might speculate that this was a move to turn the locomotives around. If so, the next step was to move through Union Interlocking Wye and return to this location with the cabs facing outbound.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 6/27/2015 11:11:09 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 508(SDP40F)
Views:  85   Comments: 0


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