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HO FP7A/F7B Locomotive, AMTK #120/162

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HO FP7A/F7B Locomotive, AMTK #120/162

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When Amtrak began operations in 1971 they had to get used locomotives from the railroads rather than buy brand new ones. These included a group of FP7’s and F7B’s from the Southern Pacific and some F7B’s from Burlington Northern. They weren’t able to paint all of the SP’s FP7’s right away and just used simple patching on some units, like #118, to mark the units as Amtrak property. Some B-units, like #399, received the pointless arrow while others received simpler paint jobs.
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HO FP7A/F7B Locomotive, AMTK #120/162

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EMD F-units were a line of diesel-electric locomotives produced between November 1939 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors-Diesel Division. Final assembly for all F-units was at the GM-EMD plant at La Grange, Illinois and the GMDD plant in London, Ontario, Canada. They were sold to railroads throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The EMD FP7 was a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW), B-B passenger-hauling diesel locomotive produced between June 1949 and December 1953 by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel. Final assembly was at GM-EMD’s La Grange, Illinois plant, excepting locomotives destined for Canada, in which case final assembly was at GMD’s plant in London, Ontario. The locomotive contained an auxiliary water tank and steam generator to supply steam heat to the trailing passenger cars. This necessitated a longer body and frame. Although intended for passenger service, these locomotive still were regularly assigned into freight locomotive pools as well.


  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline and MU hoses
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sanding lines
  • Cab Interior
  • Lit signal lights and/or beacons, if equipped
  • Bell placement & type per prototype
  • Detailed Blomberg-B trucks with prototype-specific wheel bearings
  • Directional constant lighting
  • Headlight brightness remains constant
  • Separately-applied photo-etched metal and injection molded detail parts
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes & retention tanks
  • Speed recorder unless noted
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Etched metal fan grilles
  • Body-mounted McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

  • Modified or removed skirts
  • Icicle breakers on A-units
  • Front and rear lifting lugs
  • Dynamic brakes
  • ATS box on A-units
  • Pilot plows on A-units
  • Emergency “Big Hole” lights on A-units (Function in DCC)
  • Oscillating signal lights on A-units (Function in DCC)

  • #118 SP colors with patched Amtrak markings and road number, rearward positioned front icicle breaker
  • #399 Former BN F7B with roof mounted oil cooler, large pointless arrow markings, mixed axle bearing caps per prototype
  • #120 Ex-SP unit, foward positioned front icicle breaker
  • #162 Ex-SP unit

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Individual sound boards installed in both A and B units (sound units only)
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA-compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Lighting effects such as beacons, Gyralight where prototypically accurate
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box

Product Specifications

Axles 4
DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
Full Road Name Amtrak
Scale HO
Lighted LED
Minimum Radius 18" (457 mm)
Reporting Mark AMTK
Coupler Style McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era 1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day