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N Scale - Overland Models - 2861.1 - Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric - Union Pacific - 3

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N Scale - Overland Models - 2861.1 - Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric - Union Pacific - 3


N Scale - Overland Models - 2861.1 - Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric - Union Pacific - 3


Brand Overland Models
Stock Number 2861.1
Manufacturer Ajin
Body Style Overland Models GTEL Big Blow
Prototype Description Locomotive, GE, Gas Turbine Electric
Road or Company Name Union Pacific (Details)
Road or Reporting Number 3
Paint Color(s) Mustard Yellow and Gray
Print Color(s) Red
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Body Material Brass
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 2001-01-01
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Gas Turbine
Model Subtype GTEL 8500 Horsepower
Model Variety 3-Unit Big Blow



Prototype Description: Built between 1958 and 1961, thirty sets of 3-unit 8500 horsepower (GTEL) gas turbine electric locomotives were constructed for use by the Union Pacific on freight runs between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Ogden, Utah.

Retired by the early 1970s due to rising fuel and maintenance costs, these units were nicknamed "Big Blows" because of the deafening noise they produced.

Read more on Wikipedia, 3rd generation gas-turbines.

Road Name History:
The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting mark UP) is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years Union Pacific Corporation has grown by acquiring other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Denver & Rio Grande Western).

Union Pacific Corporation's main competitor is the BNSF Railway, the nation's second largest freight railroad, which also primarily services the Continental U.S. west of the Mississippi River. Together, the two railroads have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the U.S.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Union Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
Since 1976, Overland Models has been a premier importer of fine brass scale models. The company’s new ownership, having passed from father to son, is steeped in the family’s passion for and knowledge of model railroads. We are dedicated to OMI’s tradition of quality, service and attention to detail, and are taking bold steps to introduce new models and features to delight the most discerning collector and hobbyist.

Our devotion to accuracy of detail is a hallmark of our products. We not only have a historical in-house library for reference, our project team also goes on-site to take measurements, photos and talk with railroad and other employees. We also maintain excellent relationships with manufacturers who know that we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest integrity in representing their product. And our relationships extend to our customers, many of whom offer railroad experience and knowledge from which our models are designed and refined.

Our products are handcrafted by some of the world’s foremost manufacturers of detailed brass models using our exact specifications. The models are beautifully factory finished for the most authentic representation possible. Our models now feature NMRA-compliant DCC plugs so that customers can install the decoder of their choice.

These combined resources and our commitment to quality make Overland Models the most realistic, highly collectible models you can own.

Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-28 11:07:44

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