K2533-3642   GN B F-7 Diesel #364B Great Northern
MSRP:  $139.95  ea. KCC Member Price: $125.96

The Great Northern?s Empire Builder derived its name not from its route nor from mythology, but from the nickname of the railway?s founder, James Jerome Hill. Along with the Great Northern, Hill eventually controlled the Northern Pacific; Spokane, Portland & Seattle; and Burlington railroads, thereby directly challenging E.H. Harriman?s Union Pacific for dominance over the west?s bounty.

The original Pullman green heavyweight Empire Builder commenced service on a 63-hour schedule between Chicago and Tacoma on June 10, 1929. After World War II, the new streamlined Empire Builder began service on February 23, 1947, with a 45-hour service between the Windy City and the Pacific. The streamlined train was ultimately pulled by A-B-A sets of re-geared F3 and F7 freight diesels, which rode on four powered axles. This gave the train a total of twelve traction motors that utilized the available horsepower more efficiently than the E-7s that pulled the initial streamlined train.

The K-LINE version of the Empire Builder features newly upgraded F-7 Diesels featuring loads of separate detail and more realistic, cloth diaphrams between the engines. These engines feature Lionel Command Control and Railsounds, as well as electrocouplers and smoke for superior remote operation.

Catalog: 2005 1st Edition
Release Date: In Stock

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
  •   Freely Rotating Roof Fans
  •   Die Cast Horns
  •   Brass Air Filter and Relief Valve
  •   Illuminated Number Boards

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