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HO scale model railroad

EMD GP60

EMD GP60 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1985 and 1994. The GP60 was EMD's first diesel that was classified as a third-generation locomotive. Hidden behind the electrical cabinet doors on the rear wall of the cab, the GP60 concealed a trio of microprocessors that monitored and managed a host of engine, cooling system and control functions. Power is provided by a 16-cylinder 710G3A diesel engine, which could produce 3,800 horsepower.

The newest type of four axle power in the Washington Northern fleet. This particular unit was given the "Operation Lifesaver" hearld when leaving the GM plant on April 14, 1993.

Details

  • Manufacturer: Proto2000 with TCS TN1 decoder and MRC "Sounder" sound decoder
  • Paint: Custom Paint (Floquil colors BN Green & UP Harbor Mist Gray) - Custom Decals
  • Weathering: Artist oils and Bragdon's Weathering Powders
  • Aftermarket Details: Operating rotary beacon controlled by MRC Sounder decoder.
  • DCC Address: 700
  • purchased: June of 2004
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