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MP14B 590
MP21B 591
the GG20B "Green Goat" 599
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599 was new in Oct 2006 - Purchased with a state grant from the California South Coast Air Quality Management District, Amtrak is retrofitting a switch engine with RailPower Company's hybrid "Green Goat" technology. The hybrid locomotive will be used in the Los Angeles Yard and will reduce fuel consumption by 75 percent and emissions by 80 percent.

The MPI MP14B is a low-emissions diesel switcher locomotive built by MotivePower Industries. It is powered by two Cummins QSK19C I6 engines with each one developing 700 horsepower (522 kW) and creating a total power output of 1,400 horsepower (1,040 kW). [1]

The MPI MP14B is nearly identical to the MPI MP21B except that it has one less engine.

     Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
590

Type: MPI MP14B Genset Diesel
Built: MPI Boise ID, 2010
Engines: 2x 700 hp Diesel
On test at MPI Boise in May 2010 and delivered for acceptance to Amtrak Oakland CA in early June 2010

October 20, 2013
TJ Van Haag
  590

Type: MPI MP14B Genset Diesel
Built: MPI Boise ID, 2010
Engines: 2x 700 hp Diesel
On test at MPI Boise in May 2010 and delivered for acceptance to Amtrak Oakland CA in early June 2010

October 20, 2013
TJ Van Haag
  591

Type: MPI MP21B Genset Diesel
Built: MPI Boise ID, 2010
Engines: 3x 700 hp Diesel

Delivered from MPI Boise ID to Amtrak Los Angeles CA in June 2010

Dec 12, 2011
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  592 Chicago IL
MPI MP14B
Feb 3, 2013 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
593 Chicago IL
MPI MP14B
Sept 26, 2014 Jim Hebner
599

New Westminster BC
Amtrak 599 (Railpower GG20B "Green Goat") was reportedly headed for Los Angeles from Railpower in Calgary

according to Jody's RailpowerGreen Goats - Hybrib Locomotive Rosters

Amtrak 599 was built March 30, 2006 with a "Phase 3" body w/larger vents. Originally converted from CP 1600 (GMD GP9u). it became CP GG20B 1700:1. Retired and resold as AMTK 599.

Sighted in Alyth yard in Calgary, AB. Oct., 2006. Reported headed to Amtrak 8th St. (Los Angeles) Yard.

In December 2006 599, was reported on lease from Railpower Hybrid Technologies, financed by a State Grant from the California South Coast Air Quality Management District, was at Los Angeles Redondo for intended use as a switcher, It never reported as being used. Later sent to City Of Industry CA in January 2008. The lease on this unit ceased and in June 2008 it was renumbered to RPRX2406 and leased to UP at West Colton CA

 Oct 2006  Stephen Rees
599 Washington DC Sept 19, 2014 Dick Leonhardt
         

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