Athearn Genesis New York Central NYC HO Scale F-3 Locomotive
Athearn Genesis New York Central NYC HO Scale F-3 Locomotive - Road Number 1606 - Lightning Stripe Scheme. EMD F-units were a line of diesel-electric locomotives produced between November 1939 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors-Diesel Division. Final assembly for all F-units was at the GM-EMD plant at La Grange, Illinois and the GMDD plant in London, Ontario, Canada. Structurally, the locomotive was a carbody unit, with the body as the main load-bearing structure, designed like a bridge truss and covered with cosmetic panels. The so-called bulldog nose was a distinguishing feature of the locomotive's appearance, and made a lasting impression in the mind of the traveling public. Before this, diesel units were mostly only built as switcher locomotives, and only used in rail yards. F-units were sometimes known as "covered wagons", due to the similarity in appearance of the roof of an F-unit to the canvas roof of a Conestoga wagon, an animal-drawn wagon used in the westward expansion of the United States during the late 18th and 19th centuries. When a train's locomotive consist included only F-units, the train would then be called a wagon train. These two usages are still popular with the railfan community.
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- Material: Plastic
- Control System: Analog
- Type: Diesel Locomotive
- Rail System: Two-Rail System
- Gauge: HO
- Corporate Roadname: New York Central
- Brand: Athearn
- Train Operating Company: New York Central
- Grading: C-9 Factory New-Brand New
- Vintage (Y/N): No
- Replica of: Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD)