MTH 80-2173-0 HO Union Pacific GP35 Diesel Locomotive DCC Ready #756
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Introduced to compete with General Electric's landmark U25B, which had ushered in the second generation of diesel power, the GP35 outsold the U-Boat nearly three to one. There was a strong market for new power in the mid-1960s because the first-generation diesels that had vanquished steam were wearing out. While first-generation rosters had often been a hodgepodge of manufacturers and models as railroads experimented with the new technology, by 1960 Alco, EMD, and GE were the only manufacturers left standing - and Alco would soon throw in the towel. As a result, virtually every major U.S. railroad became a GP35 customer and over 1300 engines were sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
In what we believe is the finest, ready-to-run HO GP-35 diesel to ever be produced, HO modelers will find the best combination of detail, realism, and performance of any 1/87 scale GP35. Added-on detail parts include windshield wipers, metal see-thru body grilles, lift rings, metal grab irons and handrails, see-thru rooftop fan housings, and brake cylinders, air pipes, and swing hangers on our super-detailed Blomberg trucks.
Our highly detailed model includes a broader range of features than you'll find on any other HO sc
Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)
Model Number: 80-2173-0
Scale/Era: HO Modern
Model Type: Diesel Loco
The Trainz SKU for this item is P11964498.
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