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the F-40 Cabbages (Cab/Baggage)

Officially NPCU (Non Powered Control Unit) the term "cabbage" (cab & baggage) seems to have stuck


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    Location & Information  Date Photo Credit 
90200  Chicago IL July 2000  T J Van Haag 

90200  Chicago IL  September 2000  T J Van Haag 
90200  Kalamazoo MI
closing the baggage door
I always wondered if they actually used it!
2001   William Blomgren
  90200  Clay Ave Detroit MI  Summer 2004  Frank Peters
  90200  Pine Junction IN Aug 13, 2006  Mike Rapchak Jr 
         
 
 Chicago IL  April 19, 1999  Dick Leonhardt
 Chicago IL  April 19, 1999  Dick Leonhardt
 Chicago IL  April 19, 1999  Dick Leonhardt
 Chicago IL  May 1999  Jim Hebner
  Chicago IL
the control stand
 May 26, 2000 T J Van Haag
 Chicago IL
Inside looking forward
 May 26, 2000  T J Van Haag
   Chicago IL
Inside looking at the roll up door
 May 26, 2000 T J Van Haag
Chicago IL  March 8, 2001  Jim Hebner
  Ft. Worth TX  June 2, 2001  David Hawkins
Oklahoma City   July 8, 2001  Nick Harvey-Phillips
 
90208
  Sturtevant WI  Aug 1, 2004  Dennis Felton
90208 California June 2009 David Locher
90208 California - The first NPCU in
Veterans paint
Nov 2015 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

Boston MA
Southampton St Yard
 August 11 2001
 Ralph Carter  
Boston MA
Southampton St Yard
  August 14, 2001
Ralph Carter  
South Portland ME
Rigby Yard
 September 2001
 Asa T. Worcester 
  Boston MA
Southampton St Yard
Now with logo notice 90220 is behind it and not done
(at least not yet) also of
interest is AEM7 # 911
 Dec 10, 2001
 Ralph Carter  
 
 Dec 10, 2001
 Ralph Carter  
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NorthStationBoston
25 Jul 2007
Dick Leonhardt
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FraminghamMA
11Sep2010
Dick Leonhardt
g
FraminghamMA
11Sep2010
Dick Leonhardt
NPCU 90214 taken at CPF 201 (1 mile south of Rigby Yard So. Portland, ME)
Units being used to qualify crews for the Portland, ME/Boston, MA service scheduled to begin "soon"
July 1, 2001 
Asa T. Worcester 
 Boston Amtrak Yard (Southampton St)
being tested almost daily
on the Portland run.
 July 14, 2001
 Ralph Carter
 Boston Amtrak Yard (Southampton St)
July 14, 2001 
 Ralph Carter 
 
Boston MA
Southampton St. yard, used for training on the portland run. It consists of an genesis, a regional Acela cafe car, and the cabbage car. Used almost daily for training on the new Portland run.
 July 31, 2001
 Ralph Carter 

 Boston MA
Southampton St. yard 90213 & 90220 might get the same treatment - service starts on Dec 15, 2001

 December 7, 2001
  Ralph Carter 
  Boston MA
Southampton St. yard
 December 7, 2001
  Ralph Carter 
 Boston's North Station
the first run to Portland, Me. was for the press and railroad officials. It
left at 10 am . The first scheduled run is (12/15/01)
 December 14, 2001
 Ralph Carter 
 Portland ME
 Dec 25, 2001
Merry Christmas!
 Joseph Testagrose
 Portland ME
 Dec 25, 2001
Merry Christmas!
 Joseph Testagrose
amt90214DoverNH22Aug2007
Dick Leonhardt
         
         
         
         
         
 
 Sturtevant WI
 June 12, 2001
 Les Pitcher
 Sturtevant WI
 June 12, 2001
 Les Pitcher
Pine Jct Indiana 
April 2006 
Dennis Felton
Gary IN
Amtrak "Cabbage" unit #90215 brings up the rear of #28's westbound express. 
 July 13, 2006
 Mike Rapchak Jr
 Gary IN
A receding shot of Amtrak
ex-F40PH #215
 July 13, 2006
 Mike Rapchak Jr
Chicago IL 
 April 19, 1999
 Dick Leonhardt
 Chicago IL 
 Oct 22, 1999
 T.J. Van Haag
 Chicago IL 
running the
Pontiac/Detroit-Chicago runs
 Oct 22, 1999
T.J. Van Haag
90218
June 14, 2007
Dennis Felton
 
 Chicago IL
running the
Pontiac/Detroit-Chicago runs
 May 1999
 Jim Hebner
 Janesville WI
 March 28, 2001
 USTRANSCOM
 
 Janesville WI
 March 28, 2001
T.J. Van Haag
Pine Jct IN
Sept 1, 2007
Mike Rapchak
Beach Grove shops
July 25, 2014
R Levow
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
Beach Grove shops
July 25, 2014
R Levow
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
         
 
Seattle Washington

sat in Seattle for
about 2 weeks.
September 2000 
 Dan Calhoun
Boston MA
taken just after it arrived for use on the new Portland run
Oct 11, 2001
 Ralph Carter
Portland. ME
Portland/Boston service is scheduled to begin on
Dec 15, 2001. Shots were taken at Sewall St where the Amtrak station and servicing facility is being built.
 Oct 20, 2001
 Asa T. Worcester 
90220 with the Downstater logo and and the word Downeaster under the engineer's window, but notice it still says "Amtrak" across the front, instead of "Downeaster".
Dec 23, 2001
  Ralph Carter
 
Chicago IL 
 1997
 Jeff Lubchansky
 
Chicago IL 
August 1999
Jim Hebner


Milwaukee WI
Plankington Avenue
The first in Phase V paint

March 26, 2006
T.J. Van Haag
Milwaukee Airport Station
Aug 11, 2007
Jim Hebner
Milwaukee Airport Station
Aug 11, 2007
Jim Hebner

Beech Grove Shops
2nd? or 3rd? Veteran NPCU

July 9, 2016
Jim Hebner
90221 Beech Grove Shops
looks like she has lost her side entry door
and been slab sided
July 9, 2016
Jim Hebner
Beech Grove Shops - I may have heard it was involved in grade crossing accident. That might explain the seemingly heavy rebuild
July 9, 2016
Jim Hebner
Michigan City IN
August 2002
Ron Goodson 
Gary IN
Pine Jct 
 April 17, 2005
Mike Rapchak Jr
Chicago IL 
 1997
 Jeff Lubchansky
90224
reported as wrecked - 
out of service at Beach Grove
 Summer 2002
 

Back in service!
new paint

Oct 2006
T.J. Van Haag
Chicago IL 
 July 2, 1999
 Jim Hebner
90225
 Chicago IL
running the Pontiac/Detroit-Chicago runs
 Sept 18, 1999
 Albert Phleep
90225
at Janesville WS
with train 334
May 5, 2001
T.J. Van Haag
90225
at Janesville WS
with train 334
May 5, 2001
T.J. Van Haag
90225
at Janesville WS
with train 334
May 5, 2001
T.J. Van Haag
90225
at Janesville WS
with train 334
May 5, 2001
T.J. Van Haag


Ft Worth TX 
Jones Street Station
check out the paint!
 1999
 David Hawkins
 Ft Worth TX 
Jones Street Station
check out the paint!
 1999
 David Hawkins
 Leading the Heartland Flyer
F-40 374 providing the power
 1999
 NWFan
 
 Ft Worth, TX station.
90229 with 401 on the front of the Heartland Flyer in the background waiting on the Texas Eagle.
Jan 21, 2001 
Derek Pinsonat 
 Normal IL
 April 3, 2001
 Mark Ciskey
 
90229
 
Chicago IL
trailing unit arriving on the Kentucky Cardinal - from service at Beach Grove?


 May 9, 2001
 Jim Hebner
 Janesville WI
in service on the now discontinued
Lake Country Limited
 May 26, 2001
 T J Van Haag

Seattle WA

late June 2015
Gerald Mcginley
 
90230

Milwaukee WI
at Plankington Ave

Oct 20, 2007 USATRANSCOM
90230 Kenosha County Highway A
with train 336
Sept 5, 2008 USATRANSCOM
         

90250 Portland OR   Chris Fussell 
90250 Portland OR   Chris Fussell 
90250  Meadowdale WA  August 13, 2004  Joe O'Connell
90250  English WA
Northbound Cascades
 February 13, 2007   Joe O'Connell
 90251  Puyallup WA  May 21, 2000  Zack Willhoite
 90251  New Westminster BC
Canada
 May 15, 1999  Claude Prutton
 90251  Portland OR  March 2001 Chris Fussell 
90252  Tacoma WA    Dan Calhoun
90252  Seattle WA  March 2002  Ron Goodson 
90253  Interbay WA  1999  Dan Calhoun
90278 Seattle WA  Oct 2013  TJ Van Haag Jr
 90340  just arrived in LA unpainted
probably will get
Surfliner paint
 July 10, 2001 Andrew Held 
 90340  WRONGO! Cascade paint!
Portland OR
 Sept 2001  Chris Fussell 
90340  Seattle WA May 2004   Jim Hebner
 90340

passing New Westminster, BC about an hour Late
Archive of Stephen Rees's
recent posted pictures

 Mar 31, 2005  Stephen Rees

90368  Chicago IL  May 2, 1999  Jim Hebner
 90368  Chicago IL  Aug 15, 1999  Jim Hebner
 90368 Holland MI    Kevin Wooton
 90368 Chicago Diesel shop July 2001   Marty Simane 
90368 Milwaukee WI
Detail shots of
NPCU 90368
 Sept 2002   USATRANSCOM
 
 Milwaukee WI
Detail Shots of NPCU 90368
 Sept 2002 
 USATRANSCOM
 Milwaukee WI
Detail Shots of NPCU 90368
 Sept 2002 
 USATRANSCOM
Milwaukee WI
Detail Shots of NPCU 90368
Sept 2002 
 USATRANSCOM
Milwaukee Airport
Aug 11, 2007
Jim Hebner
Milwaukee Airport
Aug 11, 2007
Jim Hebner

  90409?      
  90409?      

90413
Milwaukee WI
deep inside MKE
July 4, 2010
USATRANSCOM
90413
Milwaukee WI
I am not sure when 413 was converted -
recently, I suspect
Here leading Hiawatha Service #336
July 5, 2010
USATRANSCOM
90413
Milwaukee Airport
shoving Hiawatha Service #332
July 22, 2016
Jim Hebner

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