MTH E-8 AA Diesel Engine Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Product DescriptionMTH E-8 AA Diesel Engine Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0
In the mid-1930's, as the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors was trying to interest railroads in diesel passenger power, it experimented a lot with exterior design. Looking at EMD's worm-like yellow and brown Union Pacific M-10000, its gleaming stainless steel Burlington Zephyr, or the boxy, just-plain-ugly early Santa Fe units, it's apparent that here was a new function looking for its form. The first generation of road diesels found its form in 1937 when the initial E-units, built for the B&O, inaugurated the classic "covered wagon" cab unit design that would last for decades on both freight and passenger diesels.