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N Kato F3A CB&Q Chicago Burlington & Quincy #9960C (Freight Version)

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Item Number: 1761314
Manufacturer: Kato USA
Manufacturer Part No: 176-1314
N Kato F3A-B (Freight Version)
 
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Couplers: Kato
 
 
 
Item Grade: C9 - Factory New
 
Manufacturers Website: Kato USA
 

Prototype Information:

The F-Unit is probably the most recognized diesel locomotive in North American history. It was found on railroads from East to West and North to South. Eastern railroads favored a "Single Headlight" version of the F3, while Western railroads favored a "Dual Headlight" version.

F3 locomotives were used in both freight and passenger service. For passenger service, it was necessary for the locomotives to have a Steam Generator to provide heat and electricity in the passenger cars. In later years, many F3 locomotives originally intended for passenger services were downgraded to freight duty.

Model Information:

The Kato EMD F3 comes in both A and B (cabless) variations. All current variations of the F-unit locomotive chassis are DCC friendly. Passenger units are commonly identified by their Steam Generators vs. freight units which lack this detail. The 2014 run of CB&Q Freight F3's have a number of passenger features, such as the straight pilot, as they began their life as locomotives pulling the California Zephyr before being repainted and repurposed as freight locomotives.

Model Features:

DCC friendly mechanism
A-unit LED has directional headlights and illuminated number boards
Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K0D8 series and Digitrax DN163K0B

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