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EMD F7 Locomotives

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Eighth Release
Announced 02-08-2013
Orders Due 02-26-2013
ETA: Late February 2013
Seventh Release
Announced: 06-02-11
Orders Due: 06-20-11
ETA: Delivered
Sixth Release
Announced: 07-30-09
Orders Due: 08-22-09
ETA: Delivered
Fifth Release
Announced: 06-08-09
Orders Due: 06-22-09
ETA:Delivered
Re-Release
Super Chief F-7
Announced: 06-25-08
Orders Due: ASAP
ETA: Delivered
Third Release
Empire Builder F-7
Announced: 05-10-08
Orders Due: ASAP
ETA: Delivered
Second Release
Empire Builder F-7
Announced: 10-14-05
Orders Due: 10-28-05
ETA: Delivered
First Release
Super Chief F-7
Announced: 06-14-05
Orders Due: 06-28-05
ETA: Delivered
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Prototype Information
  1. While having some upgraded components, the F7 was essentially the same locomotive as the earlier F3 locomotive.
  2. The main external spotting features of the F7 include a new linear stainless steel grille on the upper side, two portholes with louvered vents on the A-unit, three portholes on the B-unit and low roof fans.
  3. The first year of production of the 1500hp F7 by EMD was 1949.
  4. The F7 was utilized in both passenger and freight service.
  5. Please note Santa Fe's 300-Class locomotives were delivered as ABB sets. They were numbered 300LAB, 301LAB, 302LAB, 303LAB, etc.
  6. Great Northern's were ABA sets.

Wig-Wag Notes below:

  1. From the Great Northern Historical Society website we find that this consist of 12 cars is apppropriate starting in 1947:
    1. "1947 February 23 saw the inauguration of the postwar edition of the
      Empire Builder. These five consists of 12 streamlined cars each were
      built by Pullman. The trains were given a 45 hour schedule between
      Chicago and Seattle.
    2. These trains were decked out from E unit to River series observation
      car in an eye-popping Omaha Orange, Pullman Green and gold stripe
      paint scheme. What came to be known as the "Empire Builder scheme"
      became the standard for GN passenger trains for the next 20 years."
  2. Then we find that this consist of locomotives is apppropriate starting in 1950:
    1. "1950 -- E7 diesel passenger locomotives experience overheating problems in the mountains. They are replaced by an A-B-A set of EMD F units (F3's and F7's). Great Northern modified these units into "Passenger F's" with higher gearing for greater speed and boilers for steam heat."
Model Features
  • Following very closely after the release of the "Super Chief" will be the Great Northern "Empire Builder." It will be available in F7 AB sets and individual F7A units and three different 4-car passenger car sets (available separately click here to see them), so that you can enjoy operating this well-known Great Northern train while incrementally adding locomotives and cars to eventually build your train into the complete 12 car set.
  • Following the very successful release of the California Zephyr in N scale, comes the "Super Chief." It will be available in individual F7A and F7B locomotive units and three different 4-car passenger car sets, so that you can enjoy operating this well-known Santa Fe train while incrementally adding locomotives and cars to eventually build your train into the complete 1953 weekend "Super Chief" consist. Production of these models is intended to complement the production of 4-Car Super Chief Passenger Car Sets (available separately click here to see them).
  • All units are equipped KATO five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels.
  • DCC-friendly
  • Selectable A-unit road number for the Santa Fe -- although printed number board #300 is factory-installed, additional number boards 301 and 304 will be provided for personalized renumbering by hobbyist.
  • A-unit LED directional headlight and illuminated number boards
  • KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Santa Fe B-unit is not numbered but will include extra pre-printed number boards 302 and 305 for A-unit for additional enjoyment of road number selection.
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Eighth Release

Part #: Kat-176-2125 - Santa Fe - Road #: 304/315* - "Yellow-bonnet" scheme - EMD F7 a-unit
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In the early years of Amtrak service, when the Santa Fe was transitioning to a freight-only business, Amtrak was reliant on leased motive power for pulling its trains. The Santa Fe, wanting to differentiate their equipment that was to be used on the new Amtrak trains, began repainting the F7’s destined for Amtrak use in a new “Yellow Bonnet” scheme. A number of locomotives received this scheme, and although their service on Amtrak was brief many of these Yellow bonnets were returned to the Santa Fe for freight use after 1973.
* Includes optional number boards to select either #304 or #315 for operating multiple F7A's in a consist


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Part #: Kat-176-2212 - Santa Fe - Road #: n/a - "Yellow-bonnet" scheme - EMD F7 b-unit
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Seventh Release

Part #: Kat-176-2121 Santa Fe - Road #:300 with replacement numberboards for #301 & #304 - EMD F7A
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Part #: Kat-176-2124 - Santa Fe - Road #: 37 with replacement numberboard for #37C - EMD F7A                    
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For The New Release Super Chief Set Click Here


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Part #: Kat-176-2211 - Santa Fe (Santa Fe b-units had #’s too small to read in N-Scale) - EMD F7B                   
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For The New Release Super Chief Set Click Here


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Sixth Release

Part #: KAT-176-2123 Santa Fe - with number boards for Road #: 38 installed, #38C included for modeler use in making prototypical ABBA consist - EMD F-7 a-unit
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Part #: KAT-176-2211 - Santa Fe - EMD F-7 b-unit
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Fifth Release

Part #: KAT-176-2122 - Santa Fe - with number boards for Road #: 40 installed, #40C included for modeler use in making prototypical ABBA consist - EMD F-7 a-unit
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Part #: KAT-176-2211 Santa Fe - EMD F-7 b-unit
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Fourth Release

Part #: KAT-176-2121 - Santa Fe - with number boards for #300, #301& #304 Modeler choice of installation - EMD F-7 a-unit
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Part #: KAT-176-2211 - Santa Fe - with additional a-unit number boards for #302 & #305 - EMD F-7 b-unit Modeler choice of installation on the a-unit(sold separately).
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Third Release
Part #: Kat-176-2132 - Great Northern - Road #: 365A - EMD F7A
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Part #: Kat-176-2133 - Great Northern - Road #: 365C - EMD F7A
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Part #: Kat-176-2134 - Great Northern - Road #: 365B - EMD F7B


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Second Release
Part #: Kat-106-0416 Great Northern - Road # 364A & 364B - EMD F-7 A/B-set
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Part #: Kat-176-2131 - Great Northern - Road #: 364C - EMD F-7 a-unit
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To see the "Empire Builder" passenger cars for the above locomotives please click here or on picture below:
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First Release

Part #: Kat-176-2121 - Santa Fe - with number boards for #300, #301& #304 - Modeler choice of installation - EMD F-7 a-unit

Earlier release Kato F-7 photo available here. Santa Fe Kato earlier F-7
Permission requested from http://home.nikocity.de/Volquartz/ for photo use.
IMRC HO F-7 model
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Prototype photos of 300, 301, 302, 304 & 305
#300L:

Railpictures.net ©
George W. Hamlin
#301L

Railpictures.net ©
Jim Munding
#302L

Railpictures.net ©
Jim Munding 
#303L

Railpictures.net ©
Craig Walker
#305 ? still searching
for picture
#304C

Railpictures.net ©
Jim Munding


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Part #: Kat-176-2211 - Santa Fe with additional a-unit number boards for #302 & #305 - EMD F-7 b-unit - Modeler choice of installation on the a-unit(sold separately).
Earlier release Kato F-7 photo available here. Kato F-7B earlier release
Permission requested from http://home.nikocity.de/Volquartz/ for photo use.
IMRC F-7B HO Model

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Prototype ATSF F7b-unit photo
from Ralpictures.net ©
Walter Gay


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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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