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True Line Trains HO 500217 MP36PH-3C, Metrolink #899 (DCC and ESU LOK Sound)
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True Line Trains HO 500217 Metrolink MP36PH-3C engine already assembled is based on the ones built in 2008-2009.

The MPXpress is a series of diesel-electric passenger train locomotives designed for commuter rail service. The manufacturer, Motive Power (Wabtec), offers the locomotives with a number of customizable options such as different prime movers and traction motors, head end power (HEP) generated by a separate engine or by the prime mover, and new or refurbished trucks. To date, MPI has offered three main variants: MP36PH-3S, MP36PH-3C, and MP40PH-3C. The MPXpress line of locomotives were the first production passenger locomotives to meet EPA Tier 1 and Tier 2 emissions regulations, as well as FRA safety regulations regarding crashworthiness and fire safety. The line also meets APTA crashworthiness standards. Numerous public transit agencies in Canada and the United States have ordered MPXpress locomotives for their commuter rail services.

The MP36PH-3C has the same prime mover as the "-3S" model, the EMD 645F3B diesel engine, but with its HEP generated by a separate Caterpillar C-18 diesel engine, thus the "C" in its model name. In this arrangement, when providing HEP, the full 3600 HP from the prime mover is available for traction, and the prime mover is allowed to idle at a lower RPM. Caltrain was the first to purchase the MP36PH-3C in 2003. SunRail's version will differ from the norm as in addition to being refurbished, it will have a switcher-like body unlike the fully enclosed body standard to the MPXpress locomotives. The streamlined cab will still remain in place though.

Metrolink, reporting mark SCAX, is a commuter rail system serving Los Angeles and the surrounding area of Southern California; it consists of seven lines and 55 stations using 512 miles of track. It travels up to 90 mph. The system operates in Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and Ventura County. It connects with the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system, the San Diego Coaster and Sprinter commuter rail services, and with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight, Southwest Chief and Sunset Limited intercity rail services. The system, founded in 1991 as the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) and quickly adopting "Metrolink" as the marketing and user friendly moniker, started operation in 1992. Average weekday ridership rose to 41,000 by May 2011.
Features
True Line Trains HO Scale M36PH-3C (DCC and ESU Lok Sound) Features: Fully Assembled Model Having Accurately Details Prototypical Correct Paint Schemes Smooth Quiet and Powerful Performance Equipped with DCC and ESU LOK Sound



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