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Atlas Trainman HO ATL-10002481 EMD GP38-2, Silver, DC, NY&A #271

$127.46 See Price in Cart

Available on backorder

Expected July 2017
MSRP: $169.95

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Product Description

Atlas Trainman HO EMD GP38-2, Silver, DC
New York & Atlantic #271

Atlas Item # 10 002 481


  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC
  • The same drive as our basic Master Series™, in an affordable locomotive
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels
  • Separately applied hand rails and end railings
  • Matching cabooses available separately
  • Locating dimples for grab irons
  • True scale dimensions with accurate details
  • Realistic die-cast underframes
  • Equipped with AccuMate® Couplers
  • As with our Master Series™ GP-38, this model features either a 2,600 or 3,600 gallon fuel tank, depending on the prototype.

Prototype History:

The EMD GP38-2 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the GP38-2 was an upgraded version of the earlier GP38. Power is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2000 horsepower. Most built still remain in service in the modern era due to ease of maintenance and exceptional reliability. The Dash 2 locomotive series, unveiled by EMD in 1972, featured significant changes, such as a solid-state, modular electrical control system and improved engine components designed to increase traction and reduce exhaust emissions. A reliable work-horse, the GP38-2 remains one of the most successful locomotives ever built.