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