Today at The National N Scale Convention in Salt Lake City, UT we unveiled our third all-new Rivet Counter™ N Scale locomotive: the GE C39-8.
Introduced in 1984, the C39-8 maintained the clean contours of the long hood and rounded cab roof of the Dash-7 series but featured larger, angular radiator “wings” at the rear of the carbody, an angular low short hood, and a boxy dynamic brake and clean air compartment at the front of the long hood, which jutted above the cab roofline.
Even though Conrail and Norfolk Southern were the only two railroads to purchase C39-8 locomotives from GE, both railroads routinely operated C39-8s as run-through power on CSX, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific. In fact, SP leased Conrail C39-8s in the early 1990s.
The only two C39-8 locomotives in operation today are owned by the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad. We would like to thank the PN for their role in developing this one-of-a-kind locomotive.
Our Rivet Counter model includes two phase variations (II, and III), with GSC trucks, and much more. In addition, the model has all of the features you’ve come to expect from our Rivet Counter locomotives like ESU LokSound on select models, numerous factory applied plastic & etched-metal parts, and roadname & road number specific details.
From ScaleTrains.com press release, June 22, 20108