Model Trains Kato Santa Fe Southern Pacific "Kodachrome" Diesel Locomotive GE C30-7 176-0942 Cab No 8142 N Scale
Model Trains Kato Santa Fe Southern Pacific "Kodachrome" Diesel Locomotive GE C30-7 176-0942 Cab No 8142 N Scale. Built between 1976 and 1986, the C30-7 was a follow up to General Electric's successful U30C locomotive design. Design changes included larger, more prominent radiators and a "step"-like structure to the fore of the radiators which gave the long hood a subtly different shape to its predecessor. The Santa Fe had 44 C30-7's which received the Kodachrome paint st the time of the failed merger - a relatively large number - several of which escaped repaint shops and survived into the BNSF era. Kato's own N scale model trains replicas each and every rivet of prototype detail with pinpoint precision, while emphasizing low-speed, high-power pulling, It also features directional headlights (without any of the lightpiping equipment intruding on the interior cab detail), low profile wheels, illuminated numberboards and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers.