Bachmann F40PH Locomotive Roster
Amtrak F40PH Locomotive
No. 675 -1978 release
No. 41-645-05 -1982 release
RTA F40PH Locomotive
No. 677 -1979 release
The Chicago commuter F40PH decorated for that area’s Regional Transportation Authority is cataloged by Bachmann for three years. Following the RTA’s removal from the line, the F40PH would survive as an Amtrak only offering for the duration of its time as a standard line Bachmann model.
Santa Fe F40PH Locomotive
No. 676 -1978 release
The red and silver passenger warbonnet Santa Fe F40PH enjoys only a short life in the Bachmann product line. The 1978 retail price for the F40PH is $19.00.
Bachmann enhances its F40PH in 1992 and re-releases the model in the company’s Spectrum series. This improved example retailed for $49.95 in 1992 and included dual electric flashing stobe lights, diode directional headlights, 8-wheel drive with flywheels, separate metal grab irons and handrails. Bachmann’s ads included reference to model’s limited edition status and stated the six Amtrak examples would each receive 3500 production exmaples; the Cal Trans, NJ Transit, MBTA, RTA models are listed with 2500 examples each, and no number is provided for Undecorated Spectrum F40PH models. A review of the 1992 Spectrum F40PH release is found in the May 1992 edition of Model Railroader.