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. It has a different road number from that for 20581. 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".
The B unit to go with this locomotive is available under item number 20582, and another A unit with a different road number is available under item number 20581. 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.
Running sounds will also work in analog operation.
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