The Milwaukee Road F-7 4-6-4 was a streamlined “Hudson” type locomotive built by Alco in 1937-38. It pulled passenger consists over the popular Chicago-Twin Cities routes. The F-7’s were fast too – often running over 100mph on their daily routes, making it one of the fastest steam locomotives ever built.
This is the Overland Models HO brass version of the F-7, done up in factory paint. Detail is excellent as expected. A run on a short test track confirmed that it’s an excellent and smooth runner, even after sitting idle for years. I don’t know when these models were originally made, the box gives no indication from what I can see. Maybe it’s marked on the model somewhere, but it’s sitting in a display case now and I’m too lazy to check. I’m guessing it was some time in the 1990’s. If you know, drop me a comment below.
Originally posted 2015-10-06 20:13:02.
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