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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 985 50 221 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP60 - Burlington Northern - 8735

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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 985 50 221 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP60 - Burlington Northern - 8735 Weathered

Stock Number 985 50 221
Original Retail Price $229.95
Brand Micro-Trains
Manufacturer Walthers
Body Style Life-Like Diesel Engine GP60
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP60 (Details)
Road or Company Name Burlington Northern (Details)
Additional Markings/Slogan Santa Fe
Reporting Marks ATSF
Road or Reporting Number 8735
Paint Color(s) Blue and Yellow
Print Color(s) Yellow and Blue
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack ID Number 993 01 290
Series Name Weathered
DCC Readiness Friendly
Release Date 2014-06-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety GP60
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/160

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Model Information: Life-Like introduced this model in 2004. The original version had no DCC capability. A new mechanism was swapped in in 2012 with appropriate DCC readiness. The detailing is quite nice and the performance is excellent in terms of quietness, smoothness, low-speed operation and pulling.

DCC Information: Anything designed for Life-Like's DCC-Ready GP20 will work (IE a Digitrax DN163L0A or a TCS L1D4).

Prototype History:
An EMD GP60 is a 4-axle (B-B) diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1985 and 1994. The GP60 was EMD's first engine 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. The engine's on-board microprocessors replaced hundreds of wiring circuits, dozens of relays and all but one module card, making it an improvement among EMD's engines.

Power was provided by a 16-cylinder 710G3A diesel engine, which could produce 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW). This locomotive was 59 feet 9 inches long and featured a 3,700-US-gallon (14,000 L) fuel tank. The GP60 series shared the same frame as the GP59. Cabless 'B' units of this locomotive model were also built; they were known as GP60B models, purchased exclusively by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Units built with a wide/comfort/safety cab and a wide nose were designated GP60M and all purchased by the Santa Fe. A total of 294 GP60, 23 GP60B and 63 GP60M units were built by EMD. Due to the mainstream focus of railroads on powerful six-axle units, and strict emissions standards, the GP60 will most likely be the last new EMD "Geep".

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Burlington Northern Railroad (reporting mark BN) was a United States railroad. It was a product of a March 2, 1970, merger of four major railroads - the Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad - as well as a few small jointly owned subsidiaries owned by the four.

Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996.

Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the Chicago and Aurora Railroad, a direct ancestor line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.

Burlington Northern purchased the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation.*

Read more on Wikipedia.

Brand/Importer Information: Micro-Trains is the brand name used by both Kadee Quality Products and Micro-Trains Line. For a history of the relationship between the brand and the two companies, please consult our Micro-Trains Collector's Guide.

Item created by: gdm on 2015-10-21 10:08:29. Last edited by gdm on 2018-05-25 13:05:28

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