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The EMD F class was one of the first and best recognized diesel locomotives, due in part to the millions of models made by Lionel. The Lionel F-3 model above (an A-B-A set) sports the lively colors of the Atlantic Coast Line. The A-B set below is also Lionel, in the classic livery of the Erie Lackawanna (formerly the Delaware Lackawanna & Western). It's part of a set called the Phoebe Snow, which includes four aluminum passenger cars. They even got the flat-tailed observation car right! A bit further down the page is a picture of the Erie Lackawanna prototype -- Lionel did a pretty good job on this model!
Shown below are photos of prototype F-class EMD diesels. Here is one of EMD's original demonstrator models of the F-3 diesel, painted in GM's own livery.
This is another F-3, in Western Pacific livery.
The classic immortalized by Lionel -- the Santa Fe F-7, in the "warbonnet" livery.
Here's an older F-unit leading a few Geeps on the "Route of the Black Diamonds", the Lehigh Valley, another line that ran through New Jersey.
Here is another varient on the family, the FP-7, in the classic livery of the Reading Railroad. The P denotes that this was an F-unit designed for passenger service.
Here's an F-3 in the classic livery of the Jersey Central.
Here's the F-7 in the livery of the Erie Lackawana
Here's an F7 in the lively colors of Dakota Rail.
Finally, here are a few photos of the preserved (and still functional) Reading FP-7's. These were on display at the Railroad Museum of PA.
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