Rapido Trains F40PH later version CN Agawa Canyon scheme
From Rapido: When new EPA regulations took effect in 1980, the radiator fans were replaced by quieter Q-fans creating the Phase 3 version of the F40PH. Phase 3 F40s share other spotting features with the Phase 2b F40. Many Phase 3 units were built for commuter agencies as well, but without dynamic brakes.
Amtrack’s F40PH units were eventually fitted with nose ditch lights. Around the same time the cab side steps and door were modified. Several F40PH units were sold to second-hand owners for use in regional and tourist services.
Rapido will offer both versions of the Phase 2b – original and ditch light equipped with modified cab details – as well as a non-dynamic brake Phase 3 commuter unit.
Our new HO scale F40PH models continue the unprecedented level of detail offered on our Phase 1 F40PH model.