Introduced in 1985 as the refined replacement for the five-year-old 50-series locomotives, the GP60 (and sister SD60) represented a significant leap in locomotive design for EMD. Incorporating computer technology to control locomotive operation and onboard diagnostics, the 3800 hp GP60 just may be the "ultimate" geep. Designed for hi-speed intermodal traffic, this locomotive could be found operating from coast to coast. In fact, a variation of the GP60 become so associated with the Santa Fe in the early 1990s, it came to represent the best that railroads had to offer in quality service.
Model features include: * Eight-wheel pickup * Directional lighting * True 1/4" scale dimensions and details * Diesel exhaust unit * Railroad specific details * Die-cast chassis, fuel tank, trucks, pilots * All metal handrails and grab irons * Kadee(R)-compatible knuckle couplers * Dual motor with flywheels * Accurate painting and lettering * DCC decoder ready
This detailed locomotive operates on two-rail track and requires 36" radius or larger curves.