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HO GP40P-2 DCCR UP #1373

HO GP40P-2 DCCR UP #1373

  • $ 161.48

Item Number: ATHG63734

The EMD GP40-2 is a 4-axle diesel road switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division as part of its Dash 2 line between April 1972 and December 1986. The locomotive’s power was provided by an EMD 645E3 16-cylinder engine which generated 3,000 horsepower.

Standard GP40-2 production totalled 861 units, with 817 built for U.S. railroads, and 44 for Mexican roads. In addition, three GP40P-2s, passenger versions of the GP40-2, were built for Southern Pacific in 1974, and 279 GP40-2L(W) and GP40-2(W) units, equipped with wide-nosed cabs, were built by General Motors Diesel (GMD), for Canadian National and GO Transit between 1974 and 1976. Of the CN units, 233 were built with a taller and lighter frame to allow for a larger fuel tank. These units were officially classified GP40-2L but are commonly referred to as GP40-2L(W). The balance of CN’s fleet, 35 units, and the 11 unit GO Transit fleet, used standard frames and smaller fuel tanks; they are often referred to as GP40-2(W) but are classified as GP40-2.

Like the SD40-2 the GP40-2 has a reputation for reliability, and many are still in use. Changes such as the modular electronics system improved reliability over the GP40. Their high power-per-axle rating suited them to high-speed service rather than low-speed drag freights.

Detailed Information

- Rebuilt into freight service
- Large fuel tank
- Steam generator removed & plated over
- Long hood mounted horn
- Standard cab armrests
- Classlights removed
- Front and rear illuminated ditch lights (independent control in DCC)
- Rebuilt L-window cab
- SP signal lights plated over
- UP front snow plow
- Rear pilot spare knuckles and MU catch trays

- Antenna plane with SInclair antenna
- Grey-painted A/C unit to represent replacement unit
- Widely-spaced front ditch lights
- Narrowly-spaced rear ditch lights

- Antenna plane with whip antenna
- Narrowly-spaced front ditch lights
- Widely-spaced rear ditch lights
- Bell relocated from roof to frame

- Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
- DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin connector
- Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
- Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
- Coupler cut levers
- MU hoses
- Trainline hose
- See through cab windows
- Full cab interior
- Walkway tread
- Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
- Windshield wipers
- Lift rings
- Wire grab irons
- Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
- Sander lines
- McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
- Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
- All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
- All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
- New LED Lighting for realistic appearance
- Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
- Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

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