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  Kato N 1761203 F3A Western Pacific, (Silver and Orange) #803
Kato N 1761203 F3A Western Pacific, (Silver and Orange) #803
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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. Eastern railroads favored a "Single Headlight" version of the F3, while Western railroads favored a "Dual Headlight" version.

F3 locomotives were used in both freight and passenger service. For passenger service, it was necessary for the locomotives to have a Steam Generator to provide heat and electricity in the passenger cars. In later years, many F3 locomotives originally intended for passenger services were downgraded to freight duty.

The Kato EMD F3 comes in both A and B (cabless) variations, and is retooled from earlier variations of the F-unit locomotive chassis to make it DCC friendly. Passenger units can be identified by their Steam Generators vs. freight units which lack this detail.
DCC friendly mechanism (Compatible decoders available on this page) A-unit LED has directional headlights and illuminated number boards Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels KATO magnetic knuckle couplers

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KATO N 1761203 F3A Western Pacific, (Silver and O January 11, 2011
Reviewer: Joe Sturtz from Cumberland, MD United States  
Excellent detail! Everything you expect from KATO! Quiet and smooth.

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