Santa Fe Railroad F7 diesel locomotives in the typical silver / red
"Warbonnet" design are known around the world. There was also a number
of these locomotives in the so-called "Bluebonnet" design. Here too, the
basic color was silver or stainless steel. The contrasting elements
were done in strong sapphire blue, which gave the locomotive a very
elegant appearance. Naturally, there were also B units without a cab to
go with the A units.
This is a model of an EMD F7 A unit diesel
locomotive in an Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad version. The
paint scheme and lettering are prototypical for Era III in the so-called
"Bluebonnet" version. The locomotive body is partially chrome-plated to
show the original locomotive's typical stainless steel look. Both
trucks are driven by powerful Bühler motors with ball bearings. Traction
tires. The locomotive has a built-in mfx/DCC decoder with many light
and sound functions that can be controlled digitally. It also has a
built-in plug connection on the back to power the speaker in the
adjoining B unit from the decoder in the A unit. The locomotive has many
separately applied details and the cab doors can be opened.
Length over the couplers 61 cm / 24".
- Many light functions such as long distance lights or a Mars light.
- Running Sounds will work in analog mode - B unit not required to produce sound
B unit to go with this locomotive is available under item number 20587.
A typical Era III express train such as the famous "Super Chief" can be
made with the new Santa Fe cars that are also available.
- The body is partially chrome-plated to show the original locomotive's typical stainless steel look.