Used to Be Amtrak

If the profile of FLNX No. 418 looks familiar that’s because this F40PHR began life as Amtrak No. 319.

Built by EMD in August 1979, Amtrak 319 roamed the system until being retired in October 2001.

It was then acquired by R.P. Flynn Incorporation, doing business as Ohio Railway Supply, and pulled Orrville Railroad Heritage Society excursion trains in 2005.

It is shown stored at the former ORHS maintenance site on Oct. 29, 2005, in Orrville.

The unit later moved to the Saratoga & North Creek, a tourist railroad in the New York Adirondack mountains.

A footnote in the history of this locomotive shows that when built by EMD in 1979 the shop used parts from former Amtrak SDP40F No. 583, hence the letter “R” in its model designation.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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