Amtrak 450 and 451, the only two F69PHAC units ever built, leading the demo ICE Train westward out of Galesburg, IL.

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The EMD F69PHAC was an experimental locomotive built in 1989 in a joint venture between EMD and Siemens. It was designed to test AC locomotive technology. Only two examples of this locomotive were made. The engine used the same carbody as the EMD F40PHM-2, with just a few spotting differences.

They were built for the United States Department of Transportation and loaned to Amtrak in 1990, sporting Phase III paint. They were returned to EMD and later used with the German ICE train demonstration that was on loan to Amtrak in 1992–1993. They were repainted in ICE paint. The two F69PHAC locomotives were again returned to EMD, where they were finally retired in 1999. Both of the locomotives still exist in a scrap yard, more specifically National Railway Equipment, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, stripped of numerous parts.



Type and origin
Power type: Diesel
Model: EMD F69PHAC
Build date: June 1989
Total produced: 2
​• AAR B-B
• UIC Bo'Bo'
Gauge: 4 ft 8+1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length: 58 ft 2 in (17.73 m)
Locomotive weight: 262,000 lb (118,841 kg)
Fuel type: Diesel
Fuel capacity: 1,800 US gal (6,800 L; 1,500 imp gal)
Prime mover: EMD 710
Engine type: Two-stroke diesel V12
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Traction motors: 1TB 2626-0TA02
Cylinders: 12
Train heating: 800 kW HEP inverter
Train brakes: Air
Performance figures
Maximum speed: 110 mph (177 km/h)
Power output: 3,000 hp (2.237 MW) (No HEP); 1,930 hp (1.439 MW) (Max HEP)
Career: US DOT
Numbers: Amtrak 450–451
Nicknames: Winnebago, Zephyr
Locale: United States
Retired: 1999
Disposition: Both units sold to National Rail Equipment Co. in derelict condition.