LGB F7A Diesel Locomotive - Amtrak #102, G Gauge


  • F7A Diesel Locomotive G Gauge
  • Amtrak 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Phase I paint scheme
  • mfx/DCC equipped
  • LGB Märklin



As early as the 1930s, the increasing shift in passenger transport from rail to cars and airplanes became apparent in the USA. In order to avoid a complete decline in passenger train traffic, Amtrak was founded in 1971, a semi-public company that took over the passenger traffic of the railway companies, which were mainly geared towards freight traffic. Existing rolling stock from the predecessor railways was taken over for operation, including the famous F7 and Streamliner express train cars. In a very short time, the vehicles were given a new look with a silver base color and red/white/blue stripes. Traffic began with these vehicles in May 1971, although some of the famous names of the trains were retained. One example was the "Sunset Limited" which operated between New Orleans and Los Angeles. Today, of course, Amtrak has more modern locomotives running the Superliner double-decker cars, but these models show how it all began 50 years ago.

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LGB F7A Diesel Locomotive - Amtrak #102, G Gauge

Item #: 74810
$939.95

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LGB F7A Diesel Locomotive - Amtrak #102, G Gauge


  • F7A Diesel Locomotive G Gauge
  • Amtrak 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Phase I paint scheme
  • mfx/DCC equipped
  • LGB Märklin



As early as the 1930s, the increasing shift in passenger transport from rail to cars and airplanes became apparent in the USA. In order to avoid a complete decline in passenger train traffic, Amtrak was founded in 1971, a semi-public company that took over the passenger traffic of the railway companies, which were mainly geared towards freight traffic. Existing rolling stock from the predecessor railways was taken over for operation, including the famous F7 and Streamliner express train cars. In a very short time, the vehicles were given a new look with a silver base color and red/white/blue stripes. Traffic began with these vehicles in May 1971, although some of the famous names of the trains were retained. One example was the "Sunset Limited" which operated between New Orleans and Los Angeles. Today, of course, Amtrak has more modern locomotives running the Superliner double-decker cars, but these models show how it all began 50 years ago.
  • Paint and lettering are prototypical for Phase I. Both bogies are powered by powerful Bühler motors with ball bearings and traction tires. 
  • Built-in mfx/DCC decoder with a variety of light and sound functions, can be controlled digitally. 
  • Built-in socket at the rear end of the loco to power the speaker from the decoder of the A-unit with the matching B-unit. 
  • Many applied details, driver's cab doors can be opened.
  • Length over coupling 61 cm.