Mitch Wahlsten's Collection
Owner: Amtrak
Model:GE P42DCBuilt As:AMTK 65 (P42DC)
Serial Number:49603Order No:1430
Frame Number:Built:3/1997
Other locos with this serial:  AMTK 65(P42DC)
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Troubled Empire Builder
Title:  Troubled Empire Builder
Description:  Two locomotives belonging to a doomed Empire Builder are on the east leg of the wye in Grand Forks, North Dakota about to connect back to the rest of the train. The locomotives were on the wye in the first place because the locomotive that the train came into Grand Forks with broke down and the only other locomotive suitable to lead, the AMTK 65, was facing the wrong way. Though facing the correct way from the get go, the AMTK 507, in case you were wondering, was deemed an unsuitable leader because the heater in it didn't work. The crew would have had a pretty uncomfortable ride with the outdoor temperature hovering around 0F.
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 7/18/2008 3:40:13 AM
Location:  Grand Forks, ND
Author:  Mitch Wahlsten
Locomotives:  AMTK 507(B32-8WH) AMTK 65(P42DC)
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