Walthers N GP38-2 Low Nose - Standard DC -- Union Pacific(R) #791

Based on Units in Service 1977 to the Present
DCC-Ready Mechanism with Insulated Motor
Clip-Fit PC Board
Blomberg M Trucks
Heavy Die Cast Split Frame for Pulling Power
Five Pole Motor with Flywheel
Directional LED Headlights
All-Wheel Drive and Electrical Pickup
RP-25 Metal Wheels
Micro-Trains(R) Knuckle Couplers

In the 1960s EMD identified a need for a medium-horsepower roadswitcher with no turbocharger for improved reliability. With the rack settings on its 16-cylinder 645 prime mover set at a very conservative 2,000 horsepower, tried-and-true traction motors and other proven components the GP38 sold well, but the addition of easy-to-maintain modular electronics made its successor, the GP38-2, the runaway favorite. "Dash 2s" could be found on mainline freights and locals, handling yard and heavy industrial switching, even moving commuter and long-distance passenger trains! In recent years, they fetch a pretty penny on the used locomotive market - if their original Class I owners ever get rid of them! Many have been rebuilt and still serve their original owners, others have gone on to shortlines and regional roads.


SKU WAL929-50312
Brand Walthers
Gauge N

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