Model - Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad F9 Diesel Locomotive

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Description
A Gauge 1 scale twin unit diesel model locomotive painted orange, black and silver. The livery on the model is for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW). The F9 was built by the Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors between 1953 and 1960. In total 99 A units and 153 B Unit F9s were built and were used by numerous North American Railroad Companies. The DRGW F9s were used on the California Zephyr (Chicago to Oakland) and Rio Grende Zephyr (Denver to Salt Lake City) routes.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W980mm (2 units combined)
H145 x W490 x D105mm (Unit A)
H145 x W490 x D105mm (Unit B)
Media/Materials description
Brass
Metal
Paint
Plastic
Signature/Marks
Rio Grande
Rio Grande
D & R G W \ 5771
D & R G W \ 5772
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
R7127

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