Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products
- FP7A and F7B Locomotive two-pack to accompany the Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha train set
- Directional headlights and illuminated number boards on the a unit
- Powerful five pole motors with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
- Fully automatic magnetic knuckle couplers
Details: The Milwaukee Road used a total of three different locomotives to pull the consist between Chicago and Olympia, WA in the early 50's - two electrics (used on electrified portions of the journey) and the EMD FP7 - a specialized variation of the F7A which was lenghtened to accomodate a larger water resevoir for its steam generators (a necessity for long distance passenger service like that of the Olympian Hiawatha). While E units could also have filled this role (and did, in later years), their A1A truck design (spreading their weight and giving them less traction) made them less than ideal for handling the steep grades of the Milwaukee's route through the Rocky Mountains.
Release Date: 08-11-2017