New Product Announcement: F89-F Bi-Level Auto Racks - NEW TOOLING! Estimated Delivery: August 2016
Reservation Deadline: October 21, 2015

HO-Scale models shown.  N-Scale production details will vary.

Prototype Information:

Introduced in the early 1960s, the Trailer Train (now TTX Company) F89F flatcar has been a mainstay of contemporary railroading. A product of Bethlehem Steel Company's (BSC) Johnstown, PA plant, over 9,000 of these (89' 8" over the strikers) cars were built throughout the 1960s. Visually distinctive from other long flatcars of their era thanks to their "C" channel side sills, these versatile cars were adapted for many types of service and loadings over the years, ranging from Trailer-On-Flatcar (TOFC), to autoracks, to structural steel loading. While the majority went to Trailer Train, many were built for various railroads, typically for autorack service. Many were "de-racked" in later years, being reassigned and equipped for other service - TOFC, vehicle loading, pipe service, etc.

This Athearn N-scale model was designed from the start to incorporate as many prototype details and variations as possible, based upon field measurements and builder diagrams, in order to appeal to modelers of multiple eras. You can rest assured of its smooth performance, thanks to a heavy die-cast frame for reliable tracking, and our N-scale 70-ton ASF Ride-Control trucks.

Operationally, these cars are appropriate for any layout set from the 1960s to the present day. The Auto Racks would be fastened to the 89' flatcar for auto service from Detroit. The Athearn N-scale Auto Rack features a Bethlehem Steel F89FH with a Whitehead and Kales bi-level rack. High level of detail ensures authenticity to the prototype.

Model Features:

  • Die-cast underframe

  • Weighted for trouble free operation

  • Athentic undulating safety railing

  • Accurate Whitehead and Kales Auto Rack

  • End bridge plates per prototype and era

  • Use for dedicated intermodal trains or mixed freight

  • Detailed deck

  • Decorated models fully-assembled and ready to run out of the box

  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body

  • Separately applied hand brake per prototype

  • 70-Ton roller bearing trucks with 33" scale machined metal wheels operate on Code 55, 70, and 80 rail

  • Body mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers

  • Clear blister packaging for easy viewing

  • Minimum radius: 10"

  • Recommended radius: 12"+

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

All reservations need to be received by Wednesday October 21st 2015 in order to obtain this model.  Reservations will close after that date.

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14371 F89-F Bi-Level Auto Rack
CB&Q
Available in 3 Numbers
$39.98 $31.98 Closed
14374 F89-F Bi-Level Auto Rack
Illinois Central
Available in 3 Numbers
$39.98 $31.98 Closed
14377 F89-F Bi-Level Auto Rack
Norfolk & Western
Available in 3 Numbers
$39.98 $31.98 Closed
14380 F89-F Bi-Level Auto Rack
New York Central
Available in 3 Numbers
$39.98 $31.98 Closed
14383 F89-F Bi-Level Auto Rack
Frisco
Available in 3 Numbers
$39.98 $31.98 Closed
14386 F89-F Bi-Level Auto Rack
Wabash
Available in 3 Numbers
$39.98 $31.98 Closed

 

New Product Announcement: 4-6-6-4 Challenger Steam Locomotive
with DCC and Sound -
NEW PRODUCTION RUN!

Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2016

HO-Scale models shown.  N-Scale production details will vary.

Overview

The N Scale 4-6-6-4 Challenger includes a history book and instruction book for quick reference. This stunning reproduction of the 4-6-6-4 Challenger is the result of a focused determination to accomplish one thing: create the finest operating miniature representation of the prototype available. Giving life to all the details are authentic sounds that are channeled through a factory installed DCC and soundboard with speakers. The DCC decoder automatically senses what type of power supply is in use (conventional DC or NMRA compliant DCC) and adapts its functions.

Functions and sounds available to DCC users include:

  • Bell

  • Whistle

  • Water injector

  • Air release

  • Blower hiss

  • Fire box door

  • Lighting

  • Coupling

  • Brake squeal

  • Conductor's Voice

  • Sand release

  • Cylinder cock/flange squeal

Key Features:

  • Boiler backhead with full detailing

  • Individually applied piping, valves, generators, etc.

  • Correctly operating eccentric cranks

  • Headlights and number boards with directional light change

  • Tender light

  • 5-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels

  • Pivoting front and rear engines for negotiating 9-3/4" radius curves

  • Factory installed SOUNDTRAXX Tsunami DCC decoder (except #22993)

  • Hand held remote control for DC operation

  • Blackened metal wheels

  • MicroTrains operating knuckle couplers installed

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: 25% OFF M.S.R.P.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

All reservations need to be received by Thursday March 26th 2015 in order to obtain this model.  Reservations will close after that date.

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Price
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22922 Union Pacific
"Greyhound"
Oil Tender
#3977
Sound & DCC
$479.98 $359.98 Closed
22923 Union Pacific
Oil Tender
#3985
Sound & DCC
$479.98 $359.98 Closed
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22926 D&RGW
Coal Tender
#3805
Sound & DCC
$479.98 $359.98 Closed
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22927 Union Pacific
Oil Tender
#3715
Sound & DCC
$479.98 $359.98 Closed
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Not
Available
22928 Union Pacific
Oil Tender
#3984
Sound & DCC
$479.98 $359.98 Closed
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Not
Available
22929 Union Pacific
Coal Tender
#3999
Sound & DCC
$479.98 $359.98 Closed


 

22930 Northern Pacific
Coal Tender
#5138
Sound & DCC

Note:  Reservations Close on 4-24-15

$479.98 $359.98 Closed


 

22931 Northern Pacific
Coal Tender
#5148
Sound & DCC

Note:  Reservations Close on 4-24-15

$479.98 $359.98 Closed
22932 SP&S
Oil Tender
#910
Sound & DCC

Note:  Reservations Close on 4-24-15

$479.98 $359.98 Closed
22993 Union Pacific
Oil Tender
#3985
Analog Version
No DCC or Sound
$379.98 $284.98 Closed

 

New Product Announcement: 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" Steam Locomotive
NEW PRODUCTION RUN!

FIRST TIME EVER - One unit available WITHOUT DCC and Sound!

Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2016

Artwork and previous run models shown.  New production details will vary.

Overview

This stunning reproduction of the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy is the result of a focused determination to accomplish one thing: create the finest operating miniature representation of the prototype available. The Athearn N Scale 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, is the culmination of the art of design and tooling, integrating the latest innovations in electronic technology. The N Scale Big Boy model has been developed from the outset as the finest three dimensional operating miniature representation of the prototype available.

Functions and sounds available to DCC users include:

  • Bell

  • Whistle

  • Water injector

  • Air release

  • Blower hiss

  • Fire box door

  • Lighting

  • Coupling

  • Brake squeal

  • Conductor's Voice

  • Sand release

  • Cylinder cock/flange squeal

Key Features:

  • Boiler backhead with full detailing

  • Individually applied piping, valves, generators, etc.

  • Correctly operating eccentric cranks

  • Headlights and number boards with directional light change

  • Tender light

  • 5-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels

  • Pivoting front and rear engines for negotiating 9-3/4" radius curves

  • Factory installed SOUNDTRAXX Tsunami DCC decoder (except #22992)

  • Hand held remote control for DC operation

  • Blackened metal wheels

  • MicroTrains operating knuckle couplers installed

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: 25% OFF M.S.R.P.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

All reservations need to be received by Thursday February 26th 2015 in order to obtain this model.  Reservations will close after that date.

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22900 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4005
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22902 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4014
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22903 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4019
with Smoke
Lifting "Ears"

DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22905 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4000
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22906 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4007
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22907 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4013
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22908 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4014
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22909 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4022
DCC & Sound
$499.98 $374.98 Closed
22992 4-8-8-4 Big Boy
Steam Engine
Union Pacific
#4014
Analog Version
No DCC or Sound
$399.98 $299.98 Closed

 

New Product Announcement: F45 & FP45 Locomotives (Third)
available with or without DCC and Sound
Delivery: Late November 2009

Prototype History:

By the early 1960's the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) was at a big disadvantage. Their 567 engine, in use for over 20 years, had reached it's peak at 2.500 horsepower in a turbocharged 16-cylinder version. EMD released a new 645 engine in 1966. The most powerful locomotive using this series of engine was the SD45, powered by a 20-cylinder turbocharged 645E engine producing 3600 horsepower. Orders from railroads all over the country, especially western roads, poured in. Great Northern received the first one off the production line and Santa Fe took delivery of a 90-unit order the first year.

At the same time Santa Fe was looking to replace it's aging fleet of passenger locomotives. They wanted something more stylish than a freight hood unit with a steam generator for their famous Super Chief train. EMD had already extended the SD45 frame and added a steam generator to the rear creating the SDP45. They responded to Santa Fe's request by adding a cowl body to the SDP45 thus creating the FP45.

Santa Fe took delivery of the first nine FP45's in December of 1967. Numbered 100-108, they were painted in the red and silver "Warbonnet" passenger scheme with black Roman-style Santa Fe lettering on the sides. The cowl offered a cleaner engine compartment and internal walkways, both of which would lead to production of the F45, a regular SD45 with the cowl. Santa Fe acquired forty F45's in 1968, numbered 1900-1939 and delivered in the blue and yellow 'pinstripe' scheme. The second twenty were equipped with steam lines for use on passenger trains. When Amtrak took over passenger service the FP45's went into the freight pool, receiving blue and yellow paint. The pinstripe paint scheme gave way to the blue and yellow "Warbonnet" scheme by 1980. In the early 80's all 40 FP45's and 8 F45's were rebuilt at the San Bernardino shops. During the failed merger with Southern Pacific seven FP45's and twenty F45's received red and Yellow "Kodachrome" paint. On July 4th, 1989, FP45's 5992 and 5998 were released from the San Bernardino shops as numbers 101 and 102 in the newly revived red and silver 'Super Fleet' scheme with a large Santa Fe on the sides. Two F45's were wrecked and scrapped and one was sold to Wisconsin Central while the remaining six were donated to various railroad museums. Six F45's were sold to Wisconsin Central and the remaining units went to Morrison-Knudsen as lease units with one being assigned and painted for Utah Railway.

Milwaukee Road was the other railroad that bought FP45's. Arriving in late 1968 for Hiawatha passenger service, they wore the UP yellow and gray scheme and were numbered 1-5. They differed from other F45's and FP45's as they did not have dynamic brakes installed. Even before Amtrak arrived these locomotives were re-assigned to freight service between Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Great Northern acquired fourteen F45's, numbered 427-440 and painted in the Big Sky Blue scheme, in 1969. The internal walkways were important to the GN given the winter weather on the line between the Twin Cities and Seattle. Crews no longer had to worry about ice and snow covered walkways like on their hood units. GN planned to run all of their main line freights with a F45 on the point. GN ordered an additional 12 units, which were delivered as Burlington Northern 6614-6625 in 1970. BN continued the F45 purchase in 1971 with 20 additional units numbered 6626-6645. The 46 F45's were regular power on the Chicago to West Coast trains over the former GN lines. Three of the original GN units were leased to Utah Railway for five years after being retired by BN. Two other units were sold to Susquehanna and three went first to Trancisco, then to Wisconsin and Southern, and finally to Montana Rail Link. One of the two Susquehanna units was re-sold to MRL in 1993.

Model Features:

100% all new tooling
All wheel drive & pickup
5-pole skewed armature motor
Machined brass flywheels
Cab interior
Available as either DCC/sound equipped or as DCC ready without sound
Celcon (engineering plastic) handrails
With or without dynamic brakes as per prototype
Photo etched end walkways
Snowplow or streamlined pilot
Detailed fuel tank
High or low mounted headlight
Brass horn (lost wax casting)
Rectangular or oval cab door windows
Flush mounted window "glass"
New McHenry N-Scale knuckle coupler

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: 23% OFF M.S.R.P.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

All reservations need to be received by Monday June 15th, 2009 in order to obtain this model.  Reservations will close after that date.

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Description
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Our
Price
Reservation
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16833 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5932
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16834 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5935
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16835 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5937
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16836 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5929
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16837 F45
Wisconsin & Southern
#1002
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16838 F45
Wisconsin & Southern
#1003
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16839 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5943
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16840 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5944
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16841 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5946
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16842 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5947
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16843 FP45
Wisconsin Central
#6652
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16883 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5932
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16884 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5935
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16885 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5937
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16886 F45
Santa Fe - Freight
#5929
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16887 F45
Wisconsin & Southern
#1002
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16888 F45
Wisconsin & Southern
#1003
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16889 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5943
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16890 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5944
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16891 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5946
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16892 FP45
Santa Fe - Warbonnet
#5947
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16893 FP45
Wisconsin Central
#6652
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed

 

New Product Announcement: F45 & FP45 Locomotives (Second Run)
available with or without DCC and Sound
Delivery: Spring 2009

Prototype History:

By the early 1960's the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) was at a big disadvantage. Their 567 engine, in use for over 20 years, had reached it's peak at 2.500 horsepower in a turbocharged 16-cylinder version. EMD released a new 645 engine in 1966. The most powerful locomotive using this series of engine was the SD45, powered by a 20-cylinder turbocharged 645E engine producing 3600 horsepower. Orders from railroads all over the country, especially western roads, poured in. Great Northern received the first one off the production line and Santa Fe took delivery of a 90-unit order the first year.

At the same time Santa Fe was looking to replace it's aging fleet of passenger locomotives. They wanted something more stylish than a freight hood unit with a steam generator for their famous Super Chief train. EMD had already extended the SD45 frame and added a steam generator to the rear creating the SDP45. They responded to Santa Fe's request by adding a cowl body to the SDP45 thus creating the FP45.

Santa Fe took delivery of the first nine FP45's in December of 1967. Numbered 100-108, they were painted in the red and silver "Warbonnet" passenger scheme with black Roman-style Santa Fe lettering on the sides. The cowl offered a cleaner engine compartment and internal walkways, both of which would lead to production of the F45, a regular SD45 with the cowl. Santa Fe acquired forty F45's in 1968, numbered 1900-1939 and delivered in the blue and yellow 'pinstripe' scheme. The second twenty were equipped with steam lines for use on passenger trains. When Amtrak took over passenger service the FP45's went into the freight pool, receiving blue and yellow paint. The pinstripe paint scheme gave way to the blue and yellow "Warbonnet" scheme by 1980. In the early 80's all 40 FP45's and 8 F45's were rebuilt at the San Bernardino shops. During the failed merger with Southern Pacific seven FP45's and twenty F45's received red and Yellow "Kodachrome" paint. On July 4th, 1989, FP45's 5992 and 5998 were released from the San Bernardino shops as numbers 101 and 102 in the newly revived red and silver 'Super Fleet' scheme with a large Santa Fe on the sides. Two F45's were wrecked and scrapped and one was sold to Wisconsin Central while the remaining six were donated to various railroad museums. Six F45's were sold to Wisconsin Central and the remaining units went to Morrison-Knudsen as lease units with one being assigned and painted for Utah Railway.

Milwaukee Road was the other railroad that bought FP45's. Arriving in late 1968 for Hiawatha passenger service, they wore the UP yellow and gray scheme and were numbered 1-5. They differed from other F45's and FP45's as they did not have dynamic brakes installed. Even before Amtrak arrived these locomotives were re-assigned to freight service between Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Great Northern acquired fourteen F45's, numbered 427-440 and painted in the Big Sky Blue scheme, in 1969. The internal walkways were important to the GN given the winter weather on the line between the Twin Cities and Seattle. Crews no longer had to worry about ice and snow covered walkways like on their hood units. GN planned to run all of their main line freights with a F45 on the point. GN ordered an additional 12 units, which were delivered as Burlington Northern 6614-6625 in 1970. BN continued the F45 purchase in 1971 with 20 additional units numbered 6626-6645. The 46 F45's were regular power on the Chicago to West Coast trains over the former GN lines. Three of the original GN units were leased to Utah Railway for five years after being retired by BN. Two other units were sold to Susquehanna and three went first to Trancisco, then to Wisconsin and Southern, and finally to Montana Rail Link. One of the two Susquehanna units was re-sold to MRL in 1993.

Model Features:

100% all new tooling
All wheel drive & pickup
5-pole skewed armature motor
Machined brass flywheels
Cab interior
Available as either DCC/sound equipped or as DCC ready without sound
Celcon (engineering plastic) handrails
With or without dynamic brakes as per prototype
Photo etched end walkways
Snowplow or streamlined pilot
Detailed fuel tank
High or low mounted headlight
Brass horn (lost wax casting)
Rectangular or oval cab door windows
Flush mounted window "glass"
New McHenry N-Scale knuckle coupler

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: 23% OFF M.S.R.P.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

All reservations need to be received by Monday November 10th, 2008 in order to obtain this model.  Reservations will close after that date.

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Price
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16817 F45
Burlington Northern
#6628
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16818 F45
Burlington Northern
#6635
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16819 F45
Burlington Northern
#6643
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16820 F45
Montana Rail Link
#390
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16821 F45
Montana Rail Link
#391
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16822 F45
Montana Rail Link
#392
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16823 F45
Montana Rail Link
#393
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16824 F45
Susquehanna
#3636
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16825 F45
Susquehanna
#3638
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16826 FP45
Santa Fe (Freight)
#5942
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16827 FP45
Santa Fe (Freight)
#5948
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16828 FP45
Santa Fe (Freight)
#5941
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16829 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#3
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16830 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#2
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16831 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#4
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16832 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#5
$99.98 $72.75 Closed
16867 F45
Burlington Northern
#6628
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16868 F45
Burlington Northern
#6635
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16869 F45
Burlington Northern
#6643
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16870 F45
Montana Rail Link
#390
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16871 F45
Montana Rail Link
#391
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16872 F45
Montana Rail Link
#392
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16873 F45
Montana Rail Link
#393
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16874 F45
Susquehanna
#3636
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16875 F45
Susquehanna
#3638
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16876 FP45
Santa Fe (Freight)
#5942
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16877 FP45
Santa Fe (Freight)
#5948
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16878 FP45
Santa Fe (Freight)
#5941
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16879 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#3
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16880 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#2
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16881 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#4
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed
16882 FP45
Milwaukee Road
#5
Sound & DCC
$229.98 $172.50 Closed

 

New Product Announcement: F45 & FP45 Locomotives
available with or without DCC and Sound
Delivery:
DC Versions September/October 2008
DCC Versions March/April 2009

Prototype History:

By the early 1960's the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) was at a big disadvantage. Their 567 engine, in use for over 20 years, had reached it's peak at 2.500 horsepower in a turbocharged 16-cylinder version. EMD released a new 645 engine in 1966. The most powerful locomotive using this series of engine was the SD45, powered by a 20-cylinder turbocharged 645E engine producing 3600 horsepower. Orders from railroads all over the country, especially western roads, poured in. Great Northern received the first one off the production line and Santa Fe took delivery of a 90-unit order the first year.

At the same time Santa Fe was looking to replace it's aging fleet of passenger locomotives. They wanted something more stylish than a freight hood unit with a steam generator for their famous Super Chief train. EMD had already extended the SD45 frame and added a steam generator to the rear creating the SDP45. They responded to Santa Fe's request by adding a cowl body to the SDP45 thus creating the FP45.

Santa Fe took delivery of the first nine FP45's in December of 1967. Numbered 100-108, they were painted in the red and silver "Warbonnet" passenger scheme with black Roman-style Santa Fe lettering on the sides. The cowl offered a cleaner engine compartment and internal walkways, both of which would lead to production of the F45, a regular SD45 with the cowl. Santa Fe acquired forty F45's in 1968, numbered 1900-1939 and delivered in the blue and yellow 'pinstripe' scheme. The second twenty were equipped with steam lines for use on passenger trains. When Amtrak took over passenger service the FP45's went into the freight pool, receiving blue and yellow paint. The pinstripe paint scheme gave way to the blue and yellow "Warbonnet" scheme by 1980. In the early 80's all 40 FP45's and 8 F45's were rebuilt at the San Bernardino shops. During the failed merger with Southern Pacific seven FP45's and twenty F45's received red and Yellow "Kodachrome" paint. On July 4th, 1989, FP45's 5992 and 5998 were released from the San Bernardino shops as numbers 101 and 102 in the newly revived red and silver 'Super Fleet' scheme with a large Santa Fe on the sides. Two F45's were wrecked and scrapped and one was sold to Wisconsin Central while the remaining six were donated to various railroad museums. Six F45's were sold to Wisconsin Central and the remaining units went to Morrison-Knudsen as lease units with one being assigned and painted for Utah Railway.

Milwaukee Road was the other railroad that bought FP45's. Arriving in late 1968 for Hiawatha passenger service, they wore the UP yellow and gray scheme and were numbered 1-5. They differed from other F45's and FP45's as they did not have dynamic brakes installed. Even before Amtrak arrived these locomotives were re-assigned to freight service between Chicago and the Twin Cities.

Great Northern acquired fourteen F45's, numbered 427-440 and painted in the Big Sky Blue scheme, in 1969. The internal walkways were important to the GN given the winter weather on the line between the Twin Cities and Seattle. Crews no longer had to worry about ice and snow covered walkways like on their hood units. GN planned to run all of their main line freights with a F45 on the point. GN ordered an additional 12 units, which were delivered as Burlington Northern 6614-6625 in 1970. BN continued the F45 purchase in 1971 with 20 additional units numbered 6626-6645. The 46 F45's were regular power on the Chicago to West Coast trains over the former GN lines. Three of the original GN units were leased to Utah Railway for five years after being retired by BN. Two other units were sold to Susquehanna and three went first to Trancisco, then to Wisconsin and Southern, and finally to Montana Rail Link. One of the two Susquehanna units was re-sold to MRL in 1993.

Model Features:

100% all new tooling
All wheel drive & pickup
5-pole skewed armature motor
Machined brass flywheels
Cab interior
Available as either DCC/sound equipped or as DCC ready without sound
Celcon (engineering plastic) handrails
With or without dynamic brakes as per prototype
Photo etched end walkways
Snowplow or streamlined pilot
Detailed fuel tank
High or low mounted headlight
Brass horn (lost wax casting)
Rectangular or oval cab door windows
Flush mounted window "glass"
New McHenry N-Scale knuckle coupler

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: 23% OFF M.S.R.P.

Your reservation is a firm purchase commitment.
Please read our policy on canceling reservations.

All reservations need to be received by Monday February 25th 2008 in order to obtain this model.  Reservations will close after that date.

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Item
Number
Item
Description
List
Price
Our
Price
Reservation
Link
16801 F45
Santa Fe
Pinstripe
#1928
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16802 F45
Santa Fe
Pinstripe
#1936
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16803 F45
Santa Fe
Pinstripe
#1939
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16805 F45
Great Northern
#427
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16806 F45
Great Northern
#430
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16807 F45
Great Northern
#439
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16809 F45
Santa Fe
Warbonnet
#100
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16810 F45
Santa Fe
Warbonnet
#105
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16811 F45
Santa Fe
Warbonnet
#107
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16813 FP45
Milwaukee
#1
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16814 FP45
Milwaukee
#2
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16815 FP45
Milwaukee
#3
$99.98 $77.95 Closed
16851 F45
Santa Fe
Pinstripe
#1928
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16852 F45
Santa Fe
Pinstripe
#1936
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16853 F45
Santa Fe
Pinstripe
#1939
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16855 F45
Great Northern
#427
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16856 F45
Great Northern
#430
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16857 F45
Great Northern
#439
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16859 FP45
Santa Fe
Warbonnet
#100
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16860 FP45
Santa Fe
Warbonnet
#105
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16861 FP45
Santa Fe
Warbonnet
#107
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16863 FP45
Milwaukee
#1
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16864 FP45
Milwaukee
#2
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed
16865 FP45
Milwaukee
#3
Sound & DCC
$199.98 $154.95 Closed