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MTH 20-20554-4 - F-7 A Unit Non-Powered Diesel Engine "Canadian National" (Hi-Rail Wheels)

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  • Road Name: Canadian National (Zebra)
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Jan. 2016
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • (1) Operating Metal Coupler, (1) Non-Operating Metal Coupler
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlight
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • Lighted LED Front Marker Lights
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures:13" x 2 5/8" x 3 3/4"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

Electro-Motive Division's F7 was the zenith of the "covered wagon," or carbody-style diesel. With 3,849 units built between 1949 and 1953, the F7 was both the most popular carbody diesel and its last hurrah. By 1954 U.S. railroads had virtually stopped ordering F-units in favor of hood units like EMD's GP9 and Alco's RS-3. The side walkways of hood units offered better access for maintenance and better visibility for backup moves, making them truly universal locomotives useful for both mainline runs and road switching.

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