The 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".
The body is partially chrome-plated to show the original locomotive's typical stainless steel look.
The 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.
Running sounds will also work in analog operation.