Proto 2000 920-40950 E7 A-A Milw - Milwaukee Road #18-A & 18-B DCC & Sound (SCALE=HO) Part # 920-40950
Milwaukee Road "Hiawatha" #18A & 18B (orange, black)
Perfect Power for the Twin Cities Hiawatha
* Factory-Installed Sound & DCC Sound features include: Diesel Engine Sounds, Horn, Bell, Squealing Brakes, Doppler Effect, Air Let Off (in neutral), Headlight, and Trailer mode which mutes whistle and bell for double-heading.
* Working Diaphragms
* See-Through Steps
* Visible Interior Bracing
* Side Frames With Floating Journal Covers
* Cab Interior w/Crew
* 12-Wheel Electrical Pickup
* Correct Bulldog Nose
* Dual Machined Brass Flywheels
When EMD was given the green light to build new passenger diesels in early 1945, it unveiled an improved version of the successful E6, designated the E7. A pair of 567A prime movers, rated at 2000 total horsepower, now supplied power. Most of the notable changes were seen on the body and included a new and much smaller bulldog nose, as well as a large, vertical louver or screen panels directly behind the cab doors.
Introduced just as American railroads began upgrading and rebuilding passenger service, the E7 was the most successful passenger diesel ever built, with 428 A units and 82 cabless B units produced through April of 1949 when the E8 was unveiled.