EMD F3 - Ph IIa
F3s began showing up on the rails just as World War II was ending. As the
wartime restrictions were being lifted, a tremendous
burden was placed on the railroads as economic prosperity began to take off
across the U.S. The days of the glorious steamers were numbered as many
railroads were in dire need of motive power replacements. Add the economic
advantages the F3s offered to the railroads, and the rest is
history. Progress is always served.
The 1500 horsepower F3s were remarkably proficient at both heavy
freight as well as fast-passenger service. With a body design that defines what
many consider to be the most attractive diesel ever produced, the F3 offered a
large canvas for the wonderfully imaginative and colorful paint schemes that
many railroads proudly utilized to show off their passenger trains.
EMD was to build 1107 A units and 694 B units before
production was changed to the newer F7s in February of 1949.
Paragon3 Sound & Operation
ROLLING THUNDER with
Authentic Sounds and Prototypical Operation in both DC and DCC environments
Constant Intensity Directional Lighting with Prototypical
All-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Electrical Pick-Up
Equipped with Traction TiresLocomotive
Composition: ABS with Die Cast
ChassisCouplers: (2) Operating MicroTrains #1015 or
Tracks: Code 55, 70, 83, & 100
Minimum Operating Radius: 9.75 in
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