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EMD F2/F3 Freight Two-Packs

Prototype Information:

The F-Unit is probably the most recognized diesel locomotive in North American history. It was found on railroads from East to West and North to South. The second generation of EMD's F-unit series was, unsurprisingly, the F2, following on the manufacturer's success with the original "FT" locomotive. It was common for railroads to use these two locomotive series' together when operating them for freight services.

Model Information:

The Kato EMD F2 + F3 come in both A and B (cabless) variations. All Kato F units have DCC friendly mechanisms and all units (both A and B) are powered. These locomotives come packaged in pairs of powered units in a manner which the prototypical railroads would have used them.

Model Features:

  • DCC friendly mechanism
  • A-unit LED has directional headlights
  • Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
  • KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K0D8 series and Digitrax DN163K0B

Promotional Materials:

May 2014 release: Click the image to the left or the following download link to open a printable PDF of our promotional poster made for the new Kato F2 locomotive 2-locomotive sets!

Download PDF here

Feature videos:

Product Preview: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to see our first look a the final painted samples of these new F-unit locomotives!

Hailing from the 1940's and 50's, these locomotives carry distinctive and colorful paint schemes that were typical of locomotives (even freight ones, such as these!) of the era, and are a great complement to modelers existing 40's/50's era equipment.

Available Models:

Item # Description
Road Number
106-0201 N EMD F2A & F2B 2-Locomotive Set - Atlantic Coast Line
329 & 335B
106-0202 N EMD F2A & F2A 2-Locomotive Set - CB&Q
151 & 155
106-0203 N EMD F2A & F2A 2-Locomotive Set - Rock Island
39 & 44
106-0204 N EMD F3A & F3A** 2-Locomotive Set - Chicago & North Western
4051 & 4052
** These C&NW units, while being visually identical to F2ís, were technically Early F3 locomotives
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