Amtrak Photo Archive
the F units


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  F7A  Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
  100  MPLS Jct MN former NP 6502C, BN 9764
built 5/49 ( sn 7151)
retired 10/29/75
1976 used as trade in for F40 scrapped by Pielet Bros
April 20, 1973  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
100  Portland OR  May 1974  Cliff West
  101 Livingston MT
due to a mixup in the BN renumbering sheets, AMTK 101 was first renumbered 102. It was corrected in a few weeks
June 30, 1973 Bob Wilt
101  Bozeman MT
former NP 6508C, BN9779
built 4/49
July 1, 1973 Bob Wilt
101  Seattle WA July 1973    Earl Minnis
101 Portland OR 
An unusual lash up -
between E 332 and 9937
 October 1973  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
101  Minneapolis MN
retired 10/29/75
1976 used as trade in for F40s
scrapped Pielet Bros
 May 17, 1975  Thomas Chenoweth
102  Portland OR  October 1973  Cliff West
102  Portland OR  October 1973  Cliff West
102  Missoula MT
former NP 6509A, BN 9776
built 9/49 - retired 10/29/75
1976 used as trade in for F40s
scrapped by Pielet Bros
 unknown  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
103  Chicago IL
former NP 6509C ,BN 9778
built 5/49
March 22, 1973 George Horna
103  retired 5/28/75
1976 used as trade in for F40s
scrapped by Pielet Bros
 unknown  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
103 Auburn WA  May 1973  Cliff West
103 Auburn WA  May 1973  Cliff West
 no photo yet 104  former NP 6511A, BN 9780
built 9/49 - retired 5/28/75
1976 used as trade in for F40s
scrapped by Pielet Bros
   
105  Portland OR February 1973  Cliff West 
105 Seattle WA
former NP 6511C, BN 9782
built 9/49 - retired 10/29/75
1976 used as trade in
for F40s
scrapped by Pielet Bros
 August 3, 1974   from the
collection of
JT?
105      
106  Vancouver WA  undated  Cliff West 
106

  Vancouver WA
former NP 6512A, BN 9784
built 9/49
retired 10/29/75
1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped Pielet Bros

  undated  Cliff West 
106  Portland OR  March 1974   Cliff West

107  Chicago IL
former NP 6513A, BN 9788
built 2/50 - retired 10/29/75
 October 1973 from the
collection of
J L Hunt
107  Seattle WA
King Street Station
in 1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped by Pielet Bros
 December 1973 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 107  Lyons WA
train 791?
 August 25, 1974 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 107  unknown  unknown  E D Motis

   FP7A  110-123 were FP7As    

110  Oakland CA
former SP 6446
built February 1952
 May 27, 1974 C G Parsons
  110  Oakland CA
on the San Joaquin
retired 3/31/76
January 26, 1975 Mel Lawrence
110 unknown location
in 1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped by Pielet Bros.
May 17, 1975 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
   

Port Chicago CA

May 12, 1975 E Forrest Hadley

111

 West Oakland CA
built 2/53 former SP 6447
officially retired 3/31/76
it continued in service
until 8/76
renumbered 375 in
April 1976
traded in on F40

November 8, 1975 Gordon Lloyd Jr

 Fresno CA
former SP 6448
built 2/53 - retired 10/29/75
1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped Pielet Bros
January 31, 1975
Peter Arnold
113 Portland OR June 1973   Cliff West
  113 San Jose CA June 26, 1973   from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose

113 Sacramento CA March 16, 1975 Mel Lawrence
113 former SP 6449
built 2/53 - retired 3/31/76
 early Amtrak era  Brian Paul Ehni
113   in 1976 used as trade in for F40  early Amtrak era  Brian Paul Ehni
113 scrapped by Pielet Bros   early Amtrak era  Brian Paul Ehni
 114  SP 6450 before being painted Amtrak 114
Built February 1953
(builder# 18134)
   Brian Paul Ehni
114  former SP 6450   Brian Paul Ehni 
114 Portland OR January 1974  Cliff West

114  Tucson AZ
built 2/53 - retired 10/1/75
In 1976 it was traded-in for F40
scrapped by Pielet Bros
May 11, 1974 George Werner
 no photo yet 115  former SP 6451
built 2/53 - retired 5/28/75
sold to Chrome Crankshaft
Veron CA for scrap 1975-76
   
116  Oakland CA
former SP 6453
built 2/53
renumbered 376 in 4/76
then later 492
October 4, 1975  photo by V.F. Reyna
from the
collection of
Ed Bowers

117 in or near Niles Canyon on an excursion that was a "farewell to the SP line over Altamont Pass". Five F-units in AABAA formation
were used with Reno Fun Train cars (mainly ex-SP Daylight cars) and open observation "La Condesa" on the back. It ran Oakland-Niles-Pleasanton-Tracy-
Martinez-Oakland. 
former SP 6454 built 2/53
renumbered 377 in 4/76
then later 493
 Spring 1975  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
118   Chicago IL
retired 3/31 1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped Pielet Bros
 1972  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

119  Tracy CA
retired 3/31/75
1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped Pielet Bros
May 1975  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 no photo yet 119  Martinez CA
former SP 6456
built 3/53 - retired 3/31/76
1976 used as trade in on F40
scrapped by Pielet Bros
Feb 29, 1976 E. Forrest Hadley

120  Richmond CA
former SP 6457
built 3/53 - retired 5/28/75
 May 27, 1974  Mel Lawrence
120   Houston, Texas at Eureka Junction where the line to Dallas splits off. The train is rounding the curve towards downtown Houston, having
just come thru Memorial Park and crossing Buffalo Bayou. The view is
essentially looking west.
Was sold to Chrome Crankshaft,
Veron CA for scrap 1975-76
 early Amtrak era  Brian Paul Ehni

121  unknown location
former SP 6458
built 3/53 - retired 10/29/75
traded in May 1976
August 25,1975 Allen Miller
121  Mojave CA
May 1976 - it was used as trade in for F40, later scrapped by Pielet Bros
 February 24,1975  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
122  Stockton CA
former SP 6459 - built 3/53 - retired 3/31/76
1976 used as trade in for F40
scrapped Pielet Bros
June 8, 1974   from the
collection of
JoesephTestagrose
123  Houston, Texas at Eureka Junction where the line to Dallas splits off. The train is rounding the curve towards downtown Houston, having just come thru Memorial Park and crossing Buffalo Bayou. The view is essentially looking west.

before getting her Amtrak number applied
 early Amtrak era  Brian Paul Ehni

123 Oakland CA
former SP 6461
built 5/53
renumbered 378 and
retired in 4/76
November 8, 1975 Gerald Landall


In April 1976 they were renumbered either to make room in the 100 series for the RS-3 purchased from
Penn Central or a general number consolidation


492
ex SP 6453
ex Amtrak 376, 116 
built 1953
  June 1979?  
492
 Los Angeles CA
Union Passenger Terminal
partially repainted for TV show - this side would not show on camera
This shot was taken on
track 12
 March 1979  Randy Handley
492
Los Angeles CA
repainted for TV show
Union Passenger Terminal
 February 1979  Russell Eslick

493
 ex SP 6454, ex Amtrak 377, 117
 May 1980?  

493
Los Angeles CA
Redondo Jct
 August 4, 1979  Tim Dickson
493
 built 1953
 unknown  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
493

 492 and 493 at Amtrak's roundhouse in LA
(Redondo Jct)

 March 30, 1980  Darrell Conrad

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This archive was first accessed August 1996