By Noel T. Braymer.
The first Metrolink EMD F125 Tier 4 locomotive on display at LAUS Track 14 on October 5, 2017 Photos all by Noel T. Braymer
October 5th was when Metrolink introduced to the media its first certified Tier 4 low emission locomotive built by Electro-Motive Diesel Inc or known to most people EMD. It is no longer owned by General Motors, but is now part of Caterpillar Inc. Metrolink has ordered 40 EMD F125 locomotives which will be put into service over the course of the coming months. This first locomotive will be in regular passenger service later this October.These locomotives have been parked near Los Angeles Union Station for a while now. But they must be fine tuned to reach their clean air standards which includes use of low sulfur diesel fuel. These new locomotives will replace many of the existing 55 locomotives used by Metrolink…
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