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N EMD E7B Locomotive, PRR 5846B, DGLE 5-Stripe with DCC & Sound

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N EMD E7B Locomotive, PRR 5846B, DGLE 5-Stripe with DCC & Sound

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Overview

The E7, a 2,000-horsepower passenger train locomotive, was manufactured by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division in La Grange, Illinois. From February 1945 to April 1949, a total of 428 cab versions, known as E7As, were produced, along with 82 booster E7Bs from March 1945 to July 1948. Its 2,000 hp was generated by two 12-cylinder model 567A engines, each powering its own electrical generator to drive the two traction motors on one truck. The E7 marked the eighth model in a series of passenger diesel locomotives with a similar design, known as EMD E-units, and it quickly became the best-selling E model upon its release.

The E7A featured a less slanted front nose compared to earlier EMD passenger locomotives, earning it and its successors, the E8 and E9, the nickname 'bulldog nose' units. Some of the earlier units were referred to as 'shovel nose' or 'slant nose' units. More than 20 different railroads acquired E7s for their passenger trains. Currently, only one E7 example survives, with ex-Pennsylvania Railroad E7A #5901 being preserved, cosmetically restored, and on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

In this production, Broadway Limited is modeling A and B-units from 6 railroads with prototypically accurate road numbers and paint schemes. They are offering A-B sets with Powered A-units (w/ Paragon4 Sound) and unpowered B-units, and also separate single A and B-units (where appropriate) with the full Paragon4 DC/DCC/Sound system. All of the models have road-specific details and lighting.

Features

  • Paragon4 Sound and Control System featuring ROLLING THUNDER
  • Integral Dual-Mode Decoder with Back EMF for Superb Slow Speed Operation in DC and DCC
  • Precision Drive Mechanism Engineered for Heavy Towing and Smooth Slow Speed Operation
  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-up
  • ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort
  • Premium Caliber Painting
  • Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers
  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Grab Irons, Horns, and Bell
  • Prototypical Light Operation
  • Prototypically Accurate Sounds for the EMD E7 Diesel Locomotive
  • MicroTrains-compatible Couplers (2)
  • Will Operate on Code 55, Code 70 and Code 80 Rail

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