NJ TRANSIT® GP40PH-2B Loco Add-On

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    The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.

    The GP40 was designed to haul tonnage, and with four axles and a robust 3,000 horsepower, the locomotive was ideally suited for intermodal and fast freight duty, but a hallmark of EMD’s line of ‘Geeps’ had always been versatility, and the GP40 proved no exception.

    As either custom-built by EMD or re-manufactured, GP40s have served extensively in the United States and Canada as power for commuter trains.

    One of the New York metropolitan area’s commuter goliaths, NJ Transit, inherited a fleet of 13 EMD-built GP40P diesels from the Central Railroad of New Jersey and then expanded that roster to 39 units with GP40s rebuilt for commuter service by Morrison-Knudsen and Conrail’s Altoona Shops.

    Equipped with head-end power (HEP) to supply electricity to the commuter consists they haul and upgraded with EMD “Dash 2” technology, NJT’s GP40s carry GP40PH-2 and GP40PH-2B designations.

    NJT’s most recent and most advanced versions – the GP40PH-2B – was re-manufactured by Conrail in 1993 to 1994 and many of the units remain in active service today on NJT’s busier routes, such as the North Jersey Coast Line.

    The GP40PH-2B for Train Simulator is available in classic NJT livery and includes Comet IV commuter coaches and driveable Comet V Cab Car.

    Includes:

    • GP40PH-2B in NJT livery
    • Comet IV commuter coaches
    • Driveable Comet V Cab Car
    • Quick Drive compatible
    • 3 scenarios for the North Jersey Coast Line route, also available on Steam.

     

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    EMD GP40PH-2B - History

    Do you have an interest in the history of the EMD GP40PH-2B locomotive? Our friends over at American Rails have an excellent site documenting the history of this and many other North American locomotives. Click here to take a look.

    Image by Adam E. Moreira and used under Creative Commons license.

    Image showing NJ Transit #4109 pushing Train 1628 out of the Essex Street Station en route to Hoboken