The Bachmann O Scale EMD F3 Diesel Locomotive AA Set New Haven models the ElectroMotive Division of General Motor's very successful F3 diesel locomotive. EMD took the lead in road locomotives after World War II with their "F Series" of freight diesel locomotives. The F3, the third locomotive in the "F Series", differed from the earlier F2 in that it had the new D12 Generator to create more power. The F3 was powered by the EMD 567B prime mover, whose 16 cylinders generated 1,500 hp. Manufactured at EMD's LaGrange, IL, plant from 1945-49, railroads anxious to replace their steam power purchased 1,111 cab units and 696 cabless "B" Units. This two locomotive set features a powered "A" Unit and a Dummy "A" Unit.
Road Name and History:
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad: The Hartford & New Haven Railroad was chartered in 1833 and by 1844 had reached Springfield, MA. The New York & New Haven was chartered in 1844 but it was not until 1889 when the Thames River was bridged near New London, CT, that through New York-Boston rail service was completed (steamship service was the norm before this time). The NY&NH and the H&NH merged in 1872 to form the New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad. Most of the railroads south of the Boston & Maine rail line across Massachusetts were eventually incorporated into the New Haven- by agreement that line split the interests of the NYNH&H and the B&M. Key New England railroads merged into the New Haven included the Old Colony, Boston & Providence, and the New York & New England. In 1904 the New Haven purchased the Central New England, which allowed the railroad to reach the Hudson Valley and provided ownership of the Poughkeepsie Bridge. The New Haven was closely identified with the Morgan interests, for many years insuring the road deep pockets. Prior to World War I the New Haven electrified its heavy traffic route from New York to New Haven, CT. The New Haven remained solvent in the Great Depression until 1935, when the reorganization meant pruning branch lines and an improved physical plant. Emerging from bankruptcy in 1947, controversial railroad manager Patrick McGinnis gained control and with poor management the New Haven suffered badly. Industry leaving New England, improved roads that increased truck and auto competition, and the short distances meant a New England railroad would be struggling regardless. Back in bankruptcy in 1961, the NYNH&H struggled on until the ICC ordered its inclusion in to Penn Central in 1969.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.
Navigates 0-27 curves.
Length: 27" (Two locomotives) Height: 3 7/8"