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New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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The GP39-2 was offered by EMD as a fuel-efficient alternative to their very popular GP38-2 model. This efficiency resulted from the use of a turbocharged 12-cylinder 645E3 diesel engine, as opposed to the non-turbocharged 16-cylinder prime mover in the GP38-2. The use of a turbocharger increased the horsepower output from 2,000 to 2,300hp with four fewer cylinders. One other benefit of the turbocharger is improved operation at higher altitudes where thin air causes normally-aspirated diesels to lose power and produce excess smoke. The largest original fleet of GP39-2s was assembled by the Santa Fe who, over the course of seven years, acquired a total of 106 units.

Our model represents a “phase 1” GP39-2 locomotive which was produced between 1974 and late 1976. The overall appearance of a phase 1 model is similar to that of a GP38-2 except for the presence of a single turbocharged exhaust stack. There were only four original owners of the phase 1 GP39-2 including Santa Fe, Reading, Delaware & Hudson and a single-unit order for Kennecott Copper. Many of these units had interesting careers and nearly all are still in service today operating for BNSF, Union Pacific, CSX, and Pacific Northwest shortline Portland & Western.

This first production run represents a “then and now” of sorts. Delaware & Hudson amassed a fleet of forty units, purchasing twenty new and receiving Reading’s twenty units after the formation of Conrail. The former Reading units were only 14 months old at the time and were re-numbered as D&H 7401-7420 (those built new for D&H were numbered 7601-7620). The ex-Reading units were then acquired by CSX in 1990 and continue to operate for that carrier today. Several Santa Fe phase 1 GP39-2s were sold in 1993 to shortline Willamette & Pacific which (as of December 2000) is now operated as the Portland & Western. The Portland & Western units we are offering wear an orange & black paint scheme that reflects Genesee & Wyoming’s corporate ownership of that line.

Silver MSRP: $149.95
Gold MSRP: $239.95
Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2017

Features:

  • 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.

DCC OPERATION FEATURES:

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of six DCC function outputs are available
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

ANALOG (DC) OPERATION FEATURES:

  • The LokSound Select Dual-Mode decoder allows your Atlas Gold Series locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts.
  • Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting
    functions of the LokSound Select decoder in the Atlas Gold Series locomotive can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system
  • Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)

ESU SOUND FUNCTIONALITY FEATURES:

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
  • There are 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

Silver tem# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
Atlas HO Trainman® GP39-2 Phase 1 Locomotive
10 002 692 Undecorated - 10 002 611 
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 602 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 7401 10 002 612
10 002 603 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Gray/Yellow) 7407 10 002 613
10 002 604 Union Pacific (Red Sill Stripe) (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1232 10 002 614 
10 002 605 Union Pacific (Red Sill Stripe) (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1239 10 002 615
10 002 606 Wisconsin & Southern "35th Anniversary" (Red/Silver) 3928 10 002 616
New Road Numbers!
10 002 607 CSX* "YN3" (Blue/Yellow) 4300 10 002 617
10 002 608 CSX* "YN3" (Blue/Yellow) 4314 10 002 618
10 002 609 Reading (Green/Yellow) 3414 10 002 619
10 002 610 Reading (Green/Yellow) 3418 10 002 620
  3rd Run - May 2011  
Atlas HO Trainman® GP39-2 Phase 1 Locomotive
10 000 477 Undecorated -
10 000 494 CSX* (Gray/Blue/Yellow "YN2") 4306
10 000 495 CSX* (Gray/Blue/Yellow "YN2") 4311
10 000 496 Delaware & Hudson (Blue w/Yellow Nose) 7402
10 000 497 Delaware & Hudson (Blue w/Yellow Nose) 7420
10 000 498 Guilford (B&M) (Gray/Orange) 350
10 000 499 Guilford (B&M) (Gray/Orange) 358
10 000 500 Santa Fe (Red/Yellow "Kodachrome") 3600
10 000 501 Santa Fe (Red/Yellow "Kodachrome") 3613
2nd Run - January 2010
Atlas HO Trainman® GP39-2 Phase 1 Locomotive
10 000 477 Undecorated -
10 000 486 BNSF (Orange/Black) "New Image" 2772
10 000 487 BNSF (Orange/Black) "New Image" 2776
10 000 488 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) "Lightning Stripe" 7610
10 000 489 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow) "Lightning Stripe" 7618
10 000 490 Reading (Green/Yellow) 3402
10 000 491 Reading (Green/Yellow) 3408
10 000 492 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1229
10 000 493 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 1234
1st Run - May 2009
Atlas HO Trainman® GP39-2 Phase 1 Locomotive
 10 000 477 Undecorated -
10 000 478 A  CSX* "YN3" (Dark Blue/Gold) 4301
10 000 479 A   CSX* "YN3" (Dark Blue/Gold) 4305
10 000 480 A Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow)  7401
10 000 481 A  Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Yellow)  7406
10 000 482 A Portland & Western (Orange/Black) 2302
10 000 483 A  Portland & Western (Orange/Black) 2307
10 000 484 A Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow) 3609
10 000 485 A Santa Fe (Blue/Yellow)
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*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

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