Model - Santa Fe F3 Diesel Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale twin unit diesel locomotive model. The model is an EMD (General Motors Electro-Motive Division) F3 painted in the livery of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief passenger journey service. The A unit is number 32. The F3s were built between 1945-1949 and in total 1111 A units and 696 B units were built. F3s were supplied to numerous North American Railroad companies.
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
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
32
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
R7043

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