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Atlas N scale Electro-Motive Division GP38 diesel locomotive

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A new run of N scale Electro-Motive Division GP38 diesel locomotives is now available from Atlas Model Railroad Co. The Master Line models are offered in two versions. Silver series models have a factory-installed speaker, while Gold series locomotives have a dual-mode ESU LokSound Select sound decoder.

The prototype. Electro-Motive Division produced the GP38 from January 1966 to December 1971. During that time, 733 units were built for railroads in the United States (706), Canada (21), and Mexico (6).

Our sample is decorated as Norfolk Southern (NS) no. 5642, feature the railroad’s eye-catching “Training First Responders” scheme. The unit was built as Penn Central GP38 no. 7868 in January 1971. The four-axle road unit retained its road number when it went to Conrail in 1976. In the early 1990s, the GP38 was repainted in a special scheme for Conrail’s Philadelphia Division.

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