Amtrak Locomotives

P42DC Walkaround Photos

On January 5, 2006,  the California Zephyr was run as a stub operation west of Denver, terminating in Grand Junction.  As a result, the equipment was parked at the Grand Junction depot and easily accessible for the entire morning.  I availed myself of the opportunity to walk around and take a few detail photos.  It helped that the old yard office building has an external stairway and balcony that overlooks the track...

Both of these units are in the later Phase V paint scheme (low stripe).

The unit's number on the right-side flank.  The battery box is below.
Here's the fuel filler and air reservoir on the right side.  See how the stripe has come loose, no doubt due to diesel spillage.  Notice also the sheet-metal guard on the air reservoir.
The left side of both No. 201 and No. 75.
Cab of No. 201, left side.
Here's the upper air intakes and the inset area behind the cab.  Note the bell covers on the horns.
Upper rear, left side.
Ground-level portrait.  How about the BNSF caboose on track 3?  It's used in local service between Grand Junction and Lacy.
Builder's placard, right side of No. 201.


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