New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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General Electric’s “Dash 7” locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series” of the 60s and early 70s. “Dash 7” series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2,250HP U23B model, while the B30-7 replaced the 3,000HP U30B. The first B23-7s were produced for Conrail in September, 1977, and the first B30-7s were produced for Frisco three months later.

B23-7 production continued through 1984, with a total of 535 units built. Conrail was the largest purchaser of the model, with a total fleet of 141 units. 199 B30-7s were produced through 1981, with the combined fleets of Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt being the largest at 110 units.

Several features distinguished B23-7s and B30-7s from predecessor models. The long hood stepped outward in the area of the exhaust stack to accommodate a relocated oil cooler. In addition, the frame was 2 feet longer than that of the U23B. An FB-2 style truck was offered as standard equipment, but some railroads opted to use “trade-in” trucks. Therefore, AAR type B and Blomberg trucks could be found on some models. Six power assembly doors (located near the center of the long hood) indicated that the B23-7 was powered by a 12-cylinder GE FDL engine. Eight power assembly doors in the same location help to identify the B30-7, which included a 16-cylinder FDL engine.

Silver Series MSRP:
$169.95
Gold Series MSRP: $279.95
Estimated Delivery:
4th Quarter 2015

Features:

The Atlas B23-7 and B30-7 locomotive models include such optional/road name specific details as:

  • Pilots with and without anti-climber
  • Cab headlights or low-nose headlights
  • Cab with 4 or 2 side windows
  • Bell mounted under the sill or on the long hood
  • FB-2, AAR type B, or Blomberg truck side-frames used where appropriate per road name

Additional Features:

  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, snow plow, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, and more!
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator grilles
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:

  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)

Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:

  • Sound equipped

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO B23-7 Locomotives
10 002 050 Undecorated - "Phase 1" (Low Nose with Nose H/L, no anticlimber) - 10 002 061
10 002 051 Undecorated - "Phase 2" (Low Nose w/o Nose H/L, no anticlimber) - 10 002 062
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 052 CSX* (Gray/Yellow "yg") 3100 10 002 063
10 002 053 CSX* (Gray/Yellow "yg") 3143 10 002 064
10 002 054  CSX (Gray/Yellow "y") 3103 10 002 065
10 002 055 CSX (Gray/Yellow "y") 3109 10 002 066
10 002 056 Missouri Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 4611 10 002 067
10 002 057 Missouri Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 4619 10 002 068
10 002 058 Missouri Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 4627 10 002 069
10 002 059 NdeM (Green/Red/Yellow) 9131 10 002 070
10 002 060 NdeM (Green/Red/Yellow) 9138 10 002 071
HO B30-7 Locomotives
10 002 072 Undecorated - "Phase 1" (Low Nose with Nose H/L, no anticlimber) - 10 002 083
10 002 073 Undecorated - "Phase 2" (Low Nose w/o Nose H/L, no anticlimber)   10 002 084
New Road Numbers!
10 002 074 Chessie System (C&O) (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8267 10 002 085
10 002 075 Chessie System (C&O) (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8274 10 002 086
10 002 076 Chessie System (C&O) (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8277 10 002 087
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 077 Cotton Belt (Scarlet/Gray "Speed Lettering") 7777 10 002 088 
10 002 078 Cotton Belt (Scarlet/Gray "Speed Lettering") 7788 10 002 089
10 002 079 Southern Pacific Scarlet/Gray "Speed Lettering") 7823 10 002 090
10 002 080 Southern Pacific Scarlet/Gray "Speed Lettering") 7850 10 002 091
10 002 081 East Penn Railway (Blue/Yellow) 7811 10 002 092
10 002 082 East Penn Railway (Blue/Yellow) 7874 10 002 093

*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Cotton Belt or Southern Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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