Sun Rail

Diesel Locomotives

Music City F40PH #121 head-on view (digital image).
Revised: 25 July 2015 Image by: Charles Maxim
Roster by: Charles Maxim
Road No. Model Bldr Nmbr Date Notes
100 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 9/2013 Built from ex-Marc 52 < nee B&O GP 40 3742 (s/n 36723, b/d 12/70)
101 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 9/2013 Built from ex-Marc 64 < nee IC GP40 3054
102 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 12/2013 (?) Built from ex-Marc 55 < nee PC GP40 3180 (s/n 34621, b/d 11/68)
103 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 12/2013 (?) Built from ex-Marc 53 < nee SCL GP40 1632 (s/n 35933, b/d 6/70)
104 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 4/2014 (?) Built from ex-Marc 65 < nee IC GP40 3055 (s/n 32875, b/d 2/67)
105 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 4/2014 (?) Built from ex-Marc 63 < nee SAL GP40 611 (lineage requires confirmation)
106 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 4/2014 (?) Built from ex-Marc 62 < nee SAL GP40 608 (s/n 31775, b/d 5/66)
107 MP32PH-Q MPI #? 4/2014 (?) Built from ex-Marc 60 < nee PC GP40 3146 (lineage requires confirmation)

Notes

Sun Rail's new MP32PH-Q locomotives were built by Wabtec subsidiary, Motive Power Industries, in Boise, ID. The new locos ride on a pair of B-B trucks and are powered by a 645-prime mover rated at 3000 hp. The MP32s also feature a streamlined MPXpress-cab, which totally hides the the fact that the units had been originally built as GP40 freight engines and had later served MARC as GP40-CWH2 commuter power. The 645 power-plants were totally rebuilt or replaced, and new electrical / electronics installed throughout the units.

Currently, the new locomotives are being employed in two-car train sets, which were produced in Canada by Bombardier.

Thanks to the following people for additions / corrections: Bruce Mercer (via LocoNotes).

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