Going to jump forward to Diesel Locomotives. This one is a EMD F7A locomotive. EMD is the Electro Motive Division of GMC. The F freight locomotives like the passenger E locomotives were car-bodied or cab units. The body was structural and matched the passenger cars of the time. I believe alot of the “freight” locomotives were used in passenger service. The F7 were the best selling of the car bodied locomotives and the series (E and F) basically brought about the end of the steam era.
The A units had the cab for the engineers while the B units were slaves and did not.
This one is a Bachmann model. The interesting thing is while the C&O did have F locomotives, by the time the Chessie System was formed they were most likely retired. So this is actually Bachmann’s optimistic vision of what happened if they kept the F7s a bit longer. And everyone loves Chessie. I bought this one on a business trip to Huntsville Alabama. Marisa loves Chessie. So really this is hers and not mine.