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EMD F9Am and F9Bm

These rebuilds were all older F3's, so they kept their F3 style dynamic brake vents. That is; they had the two parallel rectangular vents over the dynamic grids rather than a fan. An F3 model would be the best start to making one of these.


  • Microscale:
    • 87-11 for lettering
    • 87-177 for Blood Noses
    • 87-201 for Black Widows


  • Z Scale:
    • Märklin F7 that could be updated
    • does Kadee still offer an F unit?
  • N Scale:
    • ?
  • HO Scale:
    • Athearn will eventually market the Highliner A unit
    • Athearn makes an F7 that could be updated
    • Highliner makes B unit shells suitable for any F type B unit (except FTB's)
    • Intermountain have F units in A and B
    • Stewart F9 A and B
  • O Scale:
    • Atlas did once make an F9
    • All Nation ?
    • Lionel ?
    • P & D Hobbies

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