HO Scale Diesel Locomotive,
GP40-2, #3503 - CSX (Red Block)
The GP40-2 was EMD's follow-up to the very successful GP40 locomotive model. While many internal upgrades were introduced (such as the use of improved, modular Dash 2 electrical components), there were some external differences between the early production GP40-2 and late-production GP40. This included an engine water-level sight glass on the right side of the body (a feature common to all EMD Dash 2 models), a larger electrical cabinet air filter box, a lengthened battery compartment on the left side, and a slightly modified cab.
All GP40-2s featured a 16-cylinder EMD 645-series diesel engine which was rated at 3,000 horsepower. Early to mid-production phase 2 GP40-2s were built from mid-1976 through late-1979. Several major spotting features of Phase 2 units include: an 88" low nose, corrugated radiator grilles and notched step wells.
Realistic die-cast underframe
Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers
Detailed cab interior with crew
Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
Movable drop steps
Walkway safety tread
Coupler cut bars
Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
For DCC or DCC & Sound