Model - Santa Fe F7 Diesel Locomotive

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Description
A twin unit diesel Gauge 1 scale model locomotive painted silver with the A unit's front painted red. The livery is the for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger journey service. The F7 was built by the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors, this model is a Phase I F7 built between 1949-1953.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W980mm (2 units coupled together)

H145 x W490 x D105mm (Unit A)
H145 x W490 x D105mm (Unit B)
Media/Materials description
Brass
Metal
Paint
Plastic
Signature/Marks
42
SANTA FE
SANTA FE
SANTA FE / (Big Chief Logo)
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
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Registration number
R7002

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