Kato #176-2211, N Scale, EMD F7B Diesel Locomotive
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe - ATSF (un-numbered)
N scale powered F7B diesel locomotive (with steam generator) by Kato.
- DCC Equipped by Kato
- Powerful five pole motor
- All wheel electrical pickup
- Blackened metal wheels
- Kato magnetic knuckle couplers
The F-Unit is probably the most recognized diesel locomotive in North American history. It was found on railroads from East to West and North to South. The EMD F7, similar in appearance to its EMD F3 predecessor, was a 1500 hp multi-purpose locomotive. Although originally promoted as a freight-hauling unit by EMD, the F7 was also used in passenger service hauling such trains such as the Santa Fe Super Chief and the Great Northern Empire Builder. The F7 was the fourth model in GM-EMD's highly successful F-unit series, and was for a long time (until the introduction of the EMD SD40-2 freight unit) was the best selling Diesel-electric locomotive ever made.