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Burlington Northern #3040 GP40-2

SKU: ATHG65652
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By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotive were developed for service where higher horsepower and faster service were preferable. A major feature for the GP40-2 was the introduction of the dash 2 modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP40-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, and helper service. Many remain in service today. Product Item #: G65652 BN Features:
  • Former Frisco units repainted to Cascade Green in the early 1980s
  • Often mixed with other units still in Frisco paint
  • Mid-production units with pointed anticlimber, 88 nose, & corrugated radiator grills
  • Operating nose-mounted gyralight (if applicable)
  • Operating cab-mounted beacon
  • Different position & type of cab mirrors per prototype
  • Green or black anticlimber per prototype
# 3040, 3049, 3064:
  • Nose Gyralight
  • Prime Stratolight beacon
  • Standard Dash-2 battery box doors
Specifications DCC: Ready SOUND: No Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years Is Assembly Required: No Features:
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plugª plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-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
  • Incandescent bulbs 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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