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PROTO 2000 Diesel EMD GP30 High Hood (Phase I) Powered w/Sound & DCC


Undecorated
Walthers Part # 920-40174
HO scale, $279.98, sold out at Walthers

 
* New High Short Hood Version
 
* Consumer-Applied Parts Pack Included
 
* Heavy Diecast Chassis
 
* 5-Pole Motor with Skew Wound Armature
 
* Precisely Meshed Worm Gear & Spur Teeth for Silent Running
 
* LED Directional Headlights
 
* Magnetic Knuckle Couplers
 
* Prototype Specific Details
 
* Factory-Installed Sound & DCC Sound can be operated with a standard DC power pack as well as DCC controllers. Sound features include: Dual Diesel Engine Sounds, Horn, Bell, Squealing Brakes, Doppler Effect, Air Let Off (in neutral), Headlight, and Trailer mode which mutes whistle and bell for double heading.
 
Introduced in 1961, the GP30 was possibly the most distinctive diesel ever built in large numbers. Although longer and wider than previous EMD designs, a slight bulge was needed in the long hood just behind the cab to accommodate air handling and electrical equipment. Influenced by GM's auto styling staff, the bulge was covered with a rounded metal fairing that extended back to the middle of the long hood and to the front edge of the cab roof. The appearance of the new locos could also be changed by customer specifications. Some roads traded in older power and their new GP30s rode on AAR trucks, usually from retired ALCO units. As the extra length of these older trucks required a slightly shorter fuel tank, three sizes were made available. Some roads operated under union rules that required an engineer, fireman and head brakeman on the engine, so the fireman's side of the cab was extended by 12" to provide room for a third seat. Both the Southern and the Norfolk & Western ordered GP30s with high, short hoods, designating the long end as the front. This improved crew safety in the event of a collision; the area under the high short hood housed a toilet. Although replaced by the new 35 Line in 1963, GP30s led long, productive lives in mainline service, and a few remain in revenue service on shortlines today.
 

N&W #525 - Gothic Herald (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
N&W #558 - Gothic Herald (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
N&W #539 - Gothic Herald (Phase 1) Standard DC
N&W #542 - Gothic Herald (Phase 1) Standard DC
N&W #522 - Hamburger Herald (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
N&W #555 - Hamburger Herald (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
N&W #533 - Hamburger Herald (Phase 1) Standard DC
N&W #556 - Hamburger Herald (Phase 1) Standard DC
N&W #541 - Block NW Lettering (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
N&W #549 - Block NW Lettering (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
N&W #534 - Block NW Lettering (Phase 1) Standard DC
N&W #563 - Block NW Lettering (Phase 1) Standard DC
Indiana & Ohio Railroad #81 (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
Indiana & Ohio Railroad #82 (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
Indiana & Ohio Railroad #81 (Phase 2) Standard DC
Indiana & Ohio Railroad #82 (Phase 2) Standard DC
NS #2598 (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
NS #2612 (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
NS #2600 (Phase 2) Standard DC
NS #2595 (Phase 2) Standard DC
SOU #2590 (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
SOU #2607 (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
SOU #2593 (Phase 2) Standard DC
SOU #2623 (Phase 2) Standard DC
Undecorated (Phase 1) w/Sound & DCC
Undecorated (Phase 1) Standard DC
Undecorated (Phase 2) w/Sound & DCC
Undecorated (Phase 2) Standard DC

 

 

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