Amtrak Photo Archive
an unofficial site

the SDP-40F Locomotives #550-599


A three thousand horsepower locomotive built new for Amtrak by EMD in 1973-74. After many derailments most were traded in. Many parts were reused on the FP-40PHR. In 1984, 18 were sold/swapped to the AT&SF for SBB1200s and CF-7s - a list of the swapped locos is at the bottom of the page

By 1980 there were only 68 left on the roster.


SDP 500-549 now located here
SDP 550-599 now located here
SDP 600-649 now located here


for more on the final phase of the Amtrak SDP story, visit Evan Werkema's excellent site about the ATSF SDPs

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#
Location & Information
Date
Photo Credit
550  Washington DC    Dick Leonhardt
550  unknown location  Aug 1977  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  550 Chicago IL unknown unknown
  551  Salinas CA  December 1974  Dick Leonhardt
 no photo yet  552      
553 San Luis Obispo CA   May 4, 1974  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
553 Portland OR July 1974 Cliff West
554  San Luis Obisbo CA  December 1974  Dick Leonhardt
554 Los Angeles CA     from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Los Angeles CA 
 June 4, 1974
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 
Portland OR
August 1974
Cliff West

Portland OR
Brooklyn Yard
train 11

August 1974
Cliff West

Portland OR
Brooklyn Yard
train 11 - 556 trailing

August 1974
Cliff West
 Chicago IL
 May 8,1977
 Paul Hunnell
 557
     
 558
 Summerland CA
Coast Starlight
 September 3, 1974
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 California? 
 February 1976
 R.H. Lehmuth
 Salinas CA
 October 1974
 Dick Leonhardt
 559
     
  no photo yet  560      
561  Chicago IL  October 2, 1977   Paul Hunnell
  no photo yet  562      
  no photo yet  563      
  no photo yet 564      
565  Denver CO May 26, 1974  John Tudek
566     Robert Morris 
 no photo yet 567      
   568    June 1976  
 569

 Salinas CA

Amtrak 569 became EMD 134 (for prime mover testing by EMD's Power, Marine & Industrial division - scrapped by Pielet Bros. in 1994)

 January 1975  Dick Leonhardt
 no photo yet  570      
571  Denver CO  May 11, 1974  John Tudek
 no photo yet  572      
573  La Junta CO  Feb 20, 1978  John Greene
 no photo yet  574      
 no photo yet  575      
 no photo yet  576      
 Seattle WA
 June 21, 1974
 R.R. Harmen
  Seattle WA
 Sept 1978
 Vic F Reyna
 579
 Minneapolis MN
 Nov 1975
Tom Baldner
 no photo yet
580

 Denver CO

October 31, 1976
John Tudek
 no photo yet
582
 no photo yet
583
 Portland OR
with train 11
undated 1974?
 Cliff West
 no photo yet
585

586

  Denver CO

March 6, 1976
 John Tudek
 Taylor Yard CA
May 27, 1974 
586
 Portland OR
train 14
July 1974
 Cliff West
 587
  unknown
 unknown
 E D Motis
Cheyenne WY
Feb 1976
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 no photo yet
 588
 no photo yet
 589
 590
Elyria OH
590 on Lake Shore Limited
Dec 1976 
Gary Morris 
Unknown Location 
June 1977 
JF Garcia 
 591
 Chicago IL
May 28, 1977 
 Glenn Monhart
 Chicago IL
 July 1, 1977
 Paul Hunnell
Minneapolis MN 
May 1977 
Jim Shepard 
 St Louis MO
 August 3, 1975
 G.L.Semon
 Wellesley Farms MA
 Dec 23, 1975
 Dick Leonhardt
 Wilbraham MA
 November 1975
  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 unknown
 from the
collection of
Clint Chamberlin

599

 Chicago IL

 Sept 1973
 Joseph Testagrose

 

599

 Harrisburg PA

 October 1976

 Bill Hakkarinen
         
         
         
         
         
         
         





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In 1984, 18 were sold/swapped to the AT&SF for SBB1200s and CF-7s

 Amtrak #  ATSF #     Amtrak #  ATSF #
 511
 5251
 
 633
5259
 526
 5255
 
 638
5260
 628
 5258
 
 643
5250
 632
5264
 
 649
5265
 635
5254
 
 622
5257
 640
 5256
 
 630
5253
 645
 5267
 
 634
5261
 615
 5252
 
 639
5263
 629
5262
 
 644
5266

They were rebuilt at the ATSF San Bernardino Shops Jan-May 1985 and placed into service

 

This archive was first accessed August 1996
Updated December 18, 2014