In my conversations with the subject of model railroading I sometimes use railroad descriptions that
may seem strange to the folks who don't live this life of railroad verbiage. When General Motors EMD
division got into the railroad business they came up with F unit to represent a loco that had fifteen hundred
horsepower and made to haul freight trains. It didn't work out that way as they were good with passenger
trains as well.
This photo is of a Northern Pacific passenger unit with lift rings, grab irons, handrails and windshield
wipers add to the quality of the looks of this engine. Perfect painting also helps.
Another version for the Northern Pacific but in freight colors instead.
This Rock Island unit does not have the extra details but the paint job is special.