One of the most popular and recognizable diesel locomotives of all time, the EMD F-units married style, and versatility, power and reliability. Arriving at a time when steam locomotives ruled the rails and diesels were relegated to supporting roles, the F’s changed the face of railroading in North America forever.
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Today we’re reviewing a 1.6″ scale F-Unit Diesel locomotive built by L & B Trains. This unit is an electric locomotive, painted in the Santa Fe War Bonnet scheme.
The locomotive was the best selling F-Unit of all the rest, which is why many were produced. Several of these classic locomotives have been preserved, and it is still indeed a very popular one.
A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine. Several types of diesel locomotive have been developed, differing mainly in the means by which mechanical power is conveyed to the driving wheels .