This model is a "B" Unit. It does not have a cab.
The Bachmann HO FT B Unit Diesel Locomotive Rio Grande 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:
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad: The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (Rio Grande) was the dream of William Jackson Palmer, who with several other men incorporated the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1870. With Santa Fe seizing the Raton Pass route in a battle waged on site and in the courts, the D&RG would not build to El Paso. Having beaten the Santa Fe at the Royal Gorge, the D&RG built routes to Leadville, CO, and an extensive network of narrow gauge lines to serve Colorado's Rocky Mountain region. A subsidiary established in 1883, the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, built east from Provo,UT, reaching Grand Junction,CO, in 1883. The route was standard gauged in 1890. Saddled with debt to build the Western Pacific, the railroad went bankrupt in 1918, emerging as the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1920. After another bankruptcy in 1935 the D&RGW gained a direct route (via trackage rights) from Denver to Salt Lake City using the Moffat Tunnel, avoiding the long climb over Tennessee Pass. The "Moffat Road" was merged into the Rio Grande in 1947. Post World War II the Rio Grande was fairly successful, actually purchasing the far larger struggling Southern Pacific in 1988. As part of the arrangement of the Western US into two great rail systems, the new "SP"(The name SP was used instead of Rio Grande) was merged into the Union Pacific in 1996.