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Powered by a V16 FDL prime mover, the 3,000 h.p. U30B was GE’s answer to EMDs popular GP40 and ALCOs C430 Locomotive. A total of 295 U30Bs were built by GE between 1966 and 1975.

This model represents a “phase 2” U30B locomotive. The primary spotting feature of phase 2 units was the hood below the radiator, which was evenly built out to the same width as the radiator. A U30B could be differentiated from the lower-horsepower U23B by the presence of two sets of four tall engine access doors near the center of the long hood. During production, the U30B was equipped with various trucks, including Blomberg trucks from EMD trade-in locomotives, AAR-style trucks, or GE’s own four-axle “FB2” truck.

Norfolk & Western owned the most phase 2 U30Bs with a total of 75 units; all included a high short hood. Other major owners included C&O, Frisco and Western Pacific. While some U30Bs found homes on other railroads after being retired by their initial owner, very few examples of this model are still in service today.

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Atlas Master™ Silver Series MSRP:
$189.00
Atlas Master™ Gold Series MSRP: $299.00
Estimated Delivery:
1st Quarter 2013

Features:

  • Snow plow (included when appropriate per road name)
  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps and more!
  • Five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting with Golden-white LEDs
  • Blackened metal wheels

Special Features:

  • Optional high short hood
  • Optional low nose headlights
  • Low nose cab with square or round headlight housing used where appropriate per road name
  • AAR-B, FB-2 or Blomberg trucks used where appropriate per road name

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:

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

Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:

  • Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC

QSI® Quantum System™ Features Including:
(Atlas Master Series Gold locomotives only)

  • Dual speaker system
  • Authentic diesel engine sounds
  • Squealing brakes
  • Doppler effect
  • Air let-off in neutral
  • Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
  • Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading
  • And more!

Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode

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

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO U30B Phase 2 Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 434 Undecorated w/o nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 000 473 Undecorated w/nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 001 146 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5783
10 001 147 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5787
10 001 148 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5794
10 001 149 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5795
10 001 150 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8210
10 001 151 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8214
10 001 152 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8217
10 001 153 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8222
10 001 154 Frisco "XR Series"† (Orange/White) 846
10 001 155 Frisco† (Orange/White) 848
10 001 156 Frisco† (Orange/White) 851
10 001 157 Frisco† (Orange/White) 853
10 001 158 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6005
10 001 159 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6006
10 001 160 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6007
HO U30B Phase 2 High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 436 Undecorated High Nose -
10 001 161 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9740
10 001 162 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9742
10 001 163 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9744
10 001 164 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8467
10 001 165 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8484
10 001 166 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8490
10 001 167 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8500
*CSX Licensed Product
†includes dual low nose headlight
** paint scheme accurate for "early phase II" U30B; model is "late phase II" U30B

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO U30B Phase 2 Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 454 Undecorated w/o nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 000 475 Undecorated w/nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 001 168 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5783
10 001 169 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5787
10 001 170 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5794
10 001 171 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5795
10 001 172 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8210
10 001 173 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8214
10 001 174 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8217
10 001 175 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8222
10 001 176 Frisco "XR Series"† (Orange/White) 846
10 001 177 Frisco† (Orange/White) 848
10 001 178 Frisco† (Orange/White) 851
10 001 179 Frisco† (Orange/White) 853
10 001 180 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6005
10 001 181 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6006
10 001 182 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6007
HO U30B Phase 2 High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 456 Undecorated High Nose -
10 001 183 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9740
10 001 184 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9742
10 001 185 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9744
10 001 186 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8467
10 001 187 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8484
10 001 188 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8490
10 001 189 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8500

*CSX Licensed Product
†includes dual low nose headlight
** paint scheme accurate for "early phase II" U30B; model is "late phase II" U30B

 

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