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20-20619-3

MTH 20-20619-3 - E-8 B-Unit Diesel "Southern" (Non-Powered)

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  • Road Name: Southern
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: May 2016
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • (2) Non-Operating Metal Couplers
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Unit Measures:18” x 2 1/2” x 3 7/8”
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

In the mid-1930's, as the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors was trying to interest railroads in diesel passenger power, there was a lot of experimentation in exterior design. Looking at EMD's worm-like yellow and brown Union Pacific M-10000, its gleaming stainless steel Burlington Zephyr, or the boxy, just-plain-ugly early Santa Fe units, it's apparent that here was a new function looking for its form. The first generation of road diesels found its form in 1937 when the initial E-units, built for the B&O, inaugurated the classic "covered wagon" cab unit design that would last for two decades on both freight and passenger diesels.


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