EMD FP7 Standard DC -- Milwaukee Road #98C (modifed orange, maroon with cab logo)

EMD FP7 Standard DC -- Milwaukee Road #98C (modifed orange, maroon with cab logo)

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Availability: Limited Run
Expected: 28-Dec-2020
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  • Milwaukee Road (CMStP&P)
  • Walthers Part # 920-49508

Product Information

Providing enough steam to power train heat and some air conditioning systems on postwar trains taxed the standard water supply of EMD F units set-up for passenger service, prompting EMD to rollout the new FP7 in 1949. Though outwardly similar, FP7s were actually four feet longer to accommodate bigger water tanks with a capacity of 950 US gallons. Standard passenger power into the Amtrak era and beyond (with some also handling freight chores), these WalthersProto replicas are fully assembled and ready for service with:
  • New tooling matches the prototypes extended frame and body
  • Railroad-specific details
  • Limited edition - one-time run of these engine numbers
  • Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

Read more about the WalthersProto Twin Cities Hiawatha cars, locos and more here!

Leading the Twin Cities Hiawatha from 1950 to 1971, the Milwaukee roster boasted 16 FP7-F7B-FP7 sets that easily nudged the century mark whenever schedules demanded!
While the Milwaukee continued to use the orange, maroon and black scheme, later deliveries of FP7s arrived without the Running Indian logo on the nose, replaced by standard Milwaukee Road heralds mounted on the cab sides, and early units were soon modified to match. Based on updated units in service from 1952 to 1955, these WalthersProto replicas are ideal for Twin Cities Hiawatha service and feature:
  • Nathan M5 five-chime air horn
  • Screen-type spark arrestors
  • Roof-mounted oil cooler w/cover
  • EMD-style winterization hatch
  • Horizontal etched grilles
  • Horizontal side louvers
  • Partial body skirt
  • Twin sealed-beam headlights
  • Working rear back-up light
  • Mars Light
  • Freight pilot
  • Knob-style sand hatch covers
  • Late-style water fill covers
  • Full diaphragm
  • Cab wind deflectors
  • Single steam generator
  • No dynamic brakes