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Santa Fe EMD E8

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As a delicate collection, the shape of the model train is entirely based on the nations and times of the train reduced copy, with authenticity and history. The Santa Fe EMD E8B locomotive is one of the greatest toy works in the history of the railroad models! Almost all named passenger trains in North America were drawn by this ubiquitous streamlined passenger unit. As a representation of the history of American railroad culture and its people, the MOC-48077+MOC-47988 E8 Train blocks set is more than just a model train.

The Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of General Motors, located in La Grange, Illinois, created the E8, an A1A-A1A passenger train locomotive with 2,250 horsepower (1,678 kW). The Santa Fe E8s, dating to 1952–1953, were not the typical E8s; rather, they were comprehensive and systematic rebuilds of the ancient Santa Fe E1s, which back to 1937–1938. Santa Fe named to its renovated E1s as E8ms. From the outside, the Santa Fe E8ms appeared to be identical to normal E8s. This is a fantastic resource for Santa Fe diesel data that any Santa Fe modeler should bookmark.

Santa Fe EMD E8B


In production by EMD from August 1949 to January 1954, the E8 diesel locomotive has a 2250 horsepower rating for passenger locomotive. Among these, 46 non-cab E8B power units and 450 E8A units were built between 1949 and 1954. The E8 locomotive is the ninth model of the E series. Two V12-cylinder 567B diesel engines work together to provide 2,250 horsepower.

The United States’ Electro Motive Division (EMD) is the originator of railway diesel locomotives and the world’s largest and most successful maker of diesel locomotives. It is unmatched in the world for its reputation and professionalism. Since EMD has always been a pioneer in the railway industry, its locomotives can operate in any environment thanks to their outstanding performance. Heavy load trains pulled by EMD locomotives are rumbling past from the continents of North and South America to the nations of Eastern and Western Europe, from the Australian savannah to the Sahara Desert, from Siberia to the Andes, and from Hong Kong to Taiwan.

In the early years of diesel technology, starting in the 1930s, Electro Motive Division manufactured a number of iterations of passenger locomotives with A-1-A equipment. In the spring of 1949, EMD improved the E-unit design, boosted horsepower output from 2,000 to 2,250, and unveiled the E8 in addition to giving it a more uniform appearance.


E8 would travel on brief connecting trains. There were occasional exceptions, though, and on some long-distance trains the E8s would work alongside the E6s. With only two coaches behind it, a solitary E8 appeared attractive. The E8s were converted to haul freight after passenger trains on the Erie Lackawant to were discontinued in 1970, and they proved to be incredibly dependable. Before Consolidated Railroad Corporation (“Conrail”) was founded and throughout its early years, these units were employed on freight trains.

Nearly 500 E8s, produced in A- and B-unit configurations, were used by North American railways. From coast to coast, these vehicles pulled passenger trains, subsequently developing into the core of Amtrak’s fleet in its early years. Many more were eventually scrapped after being employed in commuter service. Several of the original units still exist today at museums and tourist railroads around North America. E8 is a well-known mode of transportation in American history that has contributed significantly to economic progress across the country and permanently altered the course of history. Everywhere it goes, it has a significant effect on a large number of individuals. The E8 bricks set is not just a model of a train, it also symbolizes American railroad culture and historical memory.


Santa Fe EMD E8 Locomotive Model

The Santa Fe EMD E8 Locomotive model was intended to be more than just a display, and the designer count of brick also offers a variety of building methods and compatibility with Lego and other building blocks. The model boasts realistic details, an impressive construction, and a striking yet calm color scheme, with the front mostly in red colors with a yellow cross and the gray carriage embellished with red and yellow lines, offering immersive enjoyment to make you jump at the world of the locomotive. This historic locomotive is thoroughly restored by these qualities.

Round windows and a softbox mirror on the surface are present, and the carriages are completely closed. Magnets can also connect two parts. This model, nevertheless, is static. You’ll need to do the necessary modifications on your own, including installing the motor and battery compartment, if you want it to run. In order to maximize the appearance of the EMD E8 passenger train and the movable area for simple modification, the designer used 1259pcs+ tiny particles. Offering a safe and unmatched construction experience, the premium quality ABS particles will fit securely together. Worry-free assembly, the stable model comes with thorough and easy-to-follow instructions to help you build it fast. It also can blend perfectly with your available figures.


About the Author

Count of Brick is a German AFOB who created this collection. When he was a child, his first experience with building blocks were parts and sets left over from his father’s childhood. The creator’s first MOC was actually a color variation of an existing set, a small German truck in 6 wide scale, rather than a real MOC. So why did he build this accurate miniature of the Santa Fe E8 locomotive? His original intention was to modernize the timeless Lego Set from his childhood, thus he made the entire Train out of chrome Bricks. Count of Brick stated that his interests change frequently, but he is currently infatuated with WW2 era warships, and perhaps you will see some of them in the future at LesDiy, stay tuned…


One YouTuber said, “In itself, the Santa Fe with B Unit is a great model, BUT your chromed version is so awesome. Seriously considering building one.” In addition, other comments on the model also seem to be very positive, such as “Very nice implementation.” “Looks really cool with the chrome bricks. It looks really cool with chrome bricks.” “The part looks great, probably the most beautiful terminal building block Sante Fe EMD E8 on the web.” The author was flattered and replied, “There are certainly more beautiful ones, but mine is probably something special among the MOCs.”

From the comments on YouTube, the MOC-48077+MOC-47988 E8 Train blocks set looks like a decent product. If you want to know more details, also can click on the link to watch the author’s video:

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