MOC-47988 Santa Fe EMD E8 Locomotive
History: Cite the following URL （https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_E8）
The E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678 kW), A1A-A1A passenger-train locomotive built by General Motors‘ Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. A total of 450 cab versions, or E8As, were built from August 1949 to January 1954, 447 for the U.S. and 3 for Canada. 46 E8Bs were built from December 1949 to January 1954, all for the U.S. The 2,250 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567B engines, each driving a generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E8 was the ninth model in the line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. Starting in September 1953, a total of 21 E8As were built which used either the 567BC or 567C engines.
In profile the front of the nose of E7, E8, and E9 units is less slanted than earlier EMD units, and E7/8/9s (and their four axle cousins, the F-unit series) have been nicknamed “bulldog nose” units. Earlier E-unit locomotives were nicknamed “slant nose” units. After passenger trains were canceled on the Erie Lackawanna in 1970 (excluding their commuter service, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority subsidized in 1973), the E8s were re-geared for freight and were very reliable for the EL. These units were on freight trains until the early years of Consolidated Railroad Corporation (“Conrail“). Amtrak used E8s until the late 70s.
” i´m from Germany. I Love the American Cargo and Passenger Trains, so i made some MOCs for them.
This is my Variation of the Santa Fe EMD E8 Locomotive from the 1940s to 1950s.
The Model contains 672 Parts, is 6 Studs Wide and (without Magnets) 42 Studs long. The Locomotive is equipped with a Hub Dummy for Powered Up.
The Yellow sideline was not that easy to accomplish, but i think i did a decent Job. You are welcome to contact me about any questions, suggestions or requests. “
- Made of high quality, eco-friendly ABS plastic which is odorless and has no rough edges.
- 672+ parts . The parts are compatible with other building block brands, being neither too tight nor too loose.
- Detailed PDF manual on USB drive.
- The parts in this MOC set are sorted manually and all care is taken.
- If there are any missing or damaged parts, please contact us for FREE replacement.