K-25303TC   Santa Fe F-3 ABA w/RailSounds & TMCC Santa Fe
MSRP:  $699.95  ea. KCC Member Price: $629.96

The year is 1948 and the railroads are in the midst of switching from steam to diesel. Many are ordering engines from the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors and working with the EMD design department to create memorable paint schemes.

Your favorite train company is cataloging many of these engines at the same time they roll out of the paint shops with their dynamic decorating. The Santa Fe War Bonnet paint scheme already exists, but it appears in the toy train catalog with black body instead of the familiar silver. You wonder if Santa Fe has changed their colors, or if the toy train company has just taken creative liberties with the paint. The word prototypical is not even in your vocabulary yet. Regardless of its origin, you want this engine.

When the next catalog comes out, this striking diesel has been replaced with the standard, and by now ubiquitous, silver War Bonnet scheme. The black scheme was never meant to be. Many call it a printer?s error, or an artist?s rendition, however, it was not made.

K-LINE is now offering this A-B-A F-3 Diesel in the colors you always wished you could have, with all the standard features you have come to expect, Lionel RailSounds, TrainMaster Command Control and Electrocouplers. .

Catalog: 2005 1st Edition
Release Date: Early 06

Engine Features
  •   13 1/2 inches long
  •   O Scale (1:48)
  •   Dual Motors on A Units
  •   8 wheel drive on all units
  •   3 position electronic reversing unit linking all units
  •   Die cast trucks and wheels
  •   Quadra-Grip® wheels
  •   Die cast pilot and couplers
  •   Operating front coupler and lighted cab interior on A units
  •   Metal chassis
  •   Die cast fuel tank w/ underside tank detail
  •   Operating Headlight on A Units
  •   Portholes with lenses
  •   Prototypical side and roof detail
  •   Metal grab rails
  •   Separate Side Vents
  •   Stainless Steel Side Grills and Roof Vents
  •   Die Cast Horns
  •   Brass Air Filter and Relief Valve
  •   Illuminated Number Boards

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