From the 40th Anniversity website:
NPCU 406, built for Amtrak in July 1988 by EMD as a 3,000 horse power F40PH locomotive number #406, was rebuilt as Non Powered Control Unit #406 in 2011 at the Beech Grove, Ind., maintenance facility. As a locomotive, the 406 operated all over the country on various routes before being stored in 2001. It was slated to become an NPCU to augment the push-pull fleet, and chosen to be part of the Exhibit Train because it can control a locomotive without the expense of additional fuel, allowing a train to operate in either direction without turning around. It will also provide Head End Power (HEP) to power the lights and HVAC systems onboard the train.
#406 was an F40PH. It was put in to Storage in Bear, DE. Taken off the active roster. It was in service for a good 15-20 years. It was originally in the Phase III which is the paint it's in now and then Phase IV IIRC which is similar to the current paint scheme. Who knows what will happen to it once it's done it's run on the Anniversary Train. Maybe a CabCar on MidWest Trains. Who knows. 822 will go into service on Trains throughout the nation.SO what/where was the #406 at before the rebuild in 2011? i'm lost... What happened to it?