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Atlas 40002960, N Scale EMD GP-9 TT DC, MNR #790

$84.95

Available on backorder

Expected Winter 2017
MSRP: $119.95

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Product Description

Atlas N Scale EMD GP-9 with Torpedo Tubes, DC
Metro North #790

Atlas Item # 40 002 960

Features Include:

  • Powered low friction drive
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Dual brass flywheels
  • Directional lighting
  • Golden-white LEDs
  • AccuMate® couplers

Prototype Information:
An EMD GP9 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division in the United States, and General Motors Diesel in Canada between January, 1954, and August, 1963. US production ended in December, 1959, while an additional thirteen units were built in Canada, including the last two in August, 1963. Power was provided by an EMD 567C sixteen-cylinder engine which generated 1,750 horsepower.

One option available for locomotives without dynamic brakes, was to remove the two air reservoir tanks from under the frame, and replace them with four tanks that were installed on the roof of the locomotive, above the prime mover. These “torpedo tubes” as they were nicknamed, enabled the fuel and water tanks to be increased to 1,100 US gallons each.