Metra Serial Nos. Year Metra Routes Numbers Model Begin Built Assigned 100-127 F40PH 766062 1977 all 128-149 F40PH-2 786293 1979-80 UP 150-173 F40PH-2 826017 1983 UP 174-180 F40PH-2 876017 1988-89 UP 181-184 F40PH-2 886028 1989 BNSF 185-214 F40PHM-2 896065 1991-92 BNSF, RI 215 F40PH-3 777018 1977 Milwaukee 216 F40PH-3 807050 1981 Milwaukee 401-427 MP36PH-3S 0101 2003-04 BNSF, Milwaukee, RI 600-612 F40C 73612 1974 RETIRED 613-614 F40C 73689 1974 RETIREDF40C's 600-614 were originally purchased for the Northwest Suburban Mass Transit District (NWSMTD) and the North Suburban Mass Transit District (Nortran), and were originally numbered 40-54 for the Milwaukee Road. Those transit districts had been formed along the 2 former Milwaukee Road lines. Those transit districts were eventually dissolved, with ownership of the locomotives transferred to Metra.
Locomotives 215 and 216 are originally Amtrak 258 and 375, rebuilt by Progress Rail in Kentucky to F40PH-3's. Progress Rail has similarly been upgrading F40PH's acquired earlier by RTA to F40PH-3's.
All locomotives manufactured by General Motors/Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois, except for 401-427, which are manufactured by Motive Power Industries of Boise, Idaho. These locomotives nevertheless have EMD engines.
Serial numbers begin with the numbers indicated, followed by a dash, and followed by an individual number for that unit, usually in sequence. For EMD locomotives, the first number is the order number.
Most Metra locomotives were named for various Chicago area suburbs, along with various Metra and government officials.