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Amtrak P32-8BWH #507 is substituting for the normal NPCU on "Cascades" #500 at Chehalis, Wash. on the train's run from Eugene, Ore. to Seattle.

The normal "Cascades" trainset includes an NPCU converted from an F40PH on one end and a P42-9DC or F59PHI on the other end for power.

The P32s, a passenger variation of General Electric's B40-8W, were once standard power in the Pacific Northwest as part of the locomotive pool for the Seattle-Los Angeles "Coast Starlight".

The 20-year-old units remain on the Amtrak roster as protection power and as switchers, and will occasionally show up as substitutes on the TALGO sets.

Photographed by Thomas McCann, May 27, 2012.
Added to the photo archive by Thomas McCann, May 28, 2012.
Railroad: Amtrak.

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