New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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In 1973 Canadian National (CN) designed the safety cab, also known as the comfort cab, which featured a full-width nose that was intended to improve crew safety in the event of a collision. The first CN locomotives to feature this cab were GMDD GP38-2s and MLW M420s. GO Transit ordered the first safety cab equipped GP40-2s in 1973 with a three-unit order. CN then ordered their first safety cab GP40-2s from GMDD in 1974. Using CN’s locomotive classification system, these locomotives were assigned the designation GF-430 (General Motors, Freight, 4-axle, 3000hp). Letters are added after this designation to denote the separate orders for a given model.

Our model represents the GF-430d series, of which 34 were built in 1976: CN 9633-9667. This order was constructed using a standard GP40-2 frame. Earlier GF-430 models were built on a frame that was a noticeable 4-5 inches taller. GO Transit would order a total of 11 safety cab equipped GP40-2s and all were built with similar dimensions to the CN GF-430d series. These units were later sold to Canadian National and renumbered as CN 9668-9677.

The terminology “early” and “late” is used when referring to various road names on this run. “Late” CN and former CN units feature ditch lights, snow shields and have their air horn relocated to the top of the long hood.

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Atlas Master Silver Series MSRP:
$169.95
Atlas Master Silver Series MBTA MSRP:
$184.95
Atlas Master Gold Series MSRP: $279.95
Atlas Master Gold Series MBTA MSRP: $294.95
Arrival Date: 1st Quarter 2018

This GP40-2(W) model features many prototype-specific and separately-applied details, including:

  • Long Hood Styles: CN (single light w/o number boards) .
  • 3,000 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • CN-Style Lighted Ditch Lights (optional)
  • Snow Shields (optional)
  • Round or Square Sand Fill Hatches
  • Cab-Mounted Bell
  • Three-Chime Air Horn Mounted on Cab or Long Hood
  • Etched Metal Radiator Fan Grilles

Also includes “standard” features of the GP40-2 model:

  • Golden-white LEDs
  • Realistic die-cast underframe
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Detailed cab interior with crew figures
  • Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, grab irons and fine scale handrails
  • Movable drop steps
  • Walkway safety tread
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
  • Snowplow

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:

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

Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:

  • DCC
  • ESU LokSound-equipped

DCC Operation Features:

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28
  • A total of six DCC function outputs are available
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices Analog (DC) Operati on FEATURES:
  • The LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder allows your Atlas Gold Series locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
  • Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting
    functions of the LokSound Select decoder in the Atlas Gold Series locomotive can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system
  • Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)

ESU LokSound Functionality Features:

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
  • There are 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.

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

Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO GP40-2(W) Locomotive
10 000 709 Undecorated CN Version (early) - 10 000 726
10 000 710 Undecorated CN Version (late) - 10 000 727
  New Paint Schemes!
10 002 693 Iowa Northern (Maroon/Gray/Yellow) 4001 10 002 712
10 002 694 Iowa Northern (Maroon/Gray/Yellow) 4002 10 002 713
10 002 695 Iowa Northern (Maroon/Gray/Yellow) 4003 10 002 714
10 002 696 New England Central (Orange/Black) 3015 10 002 715
10 002 697 Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (Orange/Gray) 9442 10 002 716
10 002 698 Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (Orange/Gray) 9485 10 002 717
10 002 699 Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western (Orange/Gray) 9658 10 002 718
10 002 700 Hudson Bay Railway (Green/Yellow/White) 4200 10 002 719
10 002 701 Hudson Bay Railway (Green/Yellow/White) 4201 10 002 720
10 002 702 Georgia & Florida Railnet (Green/Orange) 9459 10 002 721
10 002 703 Georgia & Florida Railnet (Green/Orange) 9463 10 002 722
10 002 704 Georgia & Florida Railnet (Green/Orange) 9526 10 002 723
10 002 705 Vermont Railway (Red/White/Black) 310 10 002 724
10 002 706 Vermont Railway (Red/White/Black) 311 10 002 725
10 002 707 Canadian National (Red/White/Black) 9592 10 002 726
10 002 708 Canadian National (Red/White/Black) 9629 10 002 727
10 002 735 MBTA+ (Purple/Grey/Black/Yellow) 1116 10 002 738 
10 002 736 MBTA+ (Purple/Grey/Black/Yellow) 1122 10 002 739 
10 002 737 MBTA+ (Purple/Grey/Black/Yellow) 1130 10 002 740
New Road Numbers!
10 002 709 Canadian National (Zebra Stripes) (Black/White/Red) 9623 10 002 728
10 002 710 Canadian National (Zebra Stripes) (Black/White/Red) 9666 10 002 729
10 002 711 Canadian National (Zebra Stripes) (Black/White/Red) 9670 10 002 730

New England Central Railroad and the NECR monogram are trademarks of New England Central Railroad, Inc. and are used under license.
+Copyright MBTA 2017
Officially licensed by the MBTA

Note:  MBTA price is different than other road names due to licensing fee.
MBTA model is similar to the GP40MC locomotive.

 

 

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