This model is a "B" Unit. It does not have a cab.
The Bachmann HO FT B Unit Diesel Locomotive Erie Railroad models the ElectroMotive Division of General Motors' FT (F= Fourteen Hundred Horsepower, T= Twin as the unit usually ran A-B) cab type locomotive introduced in 1939 as the first in the line of "F" cab type locomotives. Considered one of the most important diesel locomotives of all time, the EMD FT locomotive convinced most railroads the day of the diesel locomotive had arrived. This four-axle unit with the EMD 567 engine was rated at 1350 hp (Rounded to 1400 hp in the name). Designed to operate as an "A" (With a cab) and "B" (Cabless) units in combination, EMD sold 555 of the "A" Units and 541 of the "B" Units between 1939 and 1945 (Manufactured during World War II).
Road Name and History:
Erie Railroad: The New York State legislature chartered the New York & Erie Railroad in1832. In 1851 the Erie had built a continuous route from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. In 1852 the railroad purchased its own line to reach Northern New Jersey. In the 1870s through consolidation the Erie Railroad reached some cities in the Midwest including Chicago. Always the smallest of the four major Eastern Trunk Lines, the Erie struggled against the much larger Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads. Even the Great Depression could not stop the Erie, which survived a bankruptcy in 1938. Emerging in 1941, the railroad rebounded after World War II. Faced with declining business in a changing economy, to reduce duplicate facilities Erie merged with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1960, creating Erie Lackawanna.