Fully assembled and ready to operate
Wire grab irons
Factory installed Celcon handrails
Super smooth drive train
Machined RP25 profile metal wheels
Features / / * Fully assembled and ready to operate / * Wire grab irons / * Factory installed Celcon handrails / * Super smooth drive train / * Machined RP25 profile metal wheels / * McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed / / Specifications / / DCC: No / SOUND: No / PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: Electro Motive Division / COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle / ERA: 1972 - Present / Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years / Is Assembly Required: No
An 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 was provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generated 2000 horsepower (1.5 MW).
The GP38-2 differs externally from the earlier GP38 only in minor details. There is a cooling water level sight glass on the right side of the hood, and the battery box covers are bolted down, instead of hinged. It can be distinguished from the contemporary GP39-2 and GP40-2 in that its Roots blown engine had two exhaust stacks, one each side of the dynamic brake fan if fitted, while the turbocharged GP39-2 and GP40-2 has a single stack. The GP39-2 has two radiator fans on the rear of the long hood like the GP38-2, however the GP40-2 has three. It was also available with either a high short hood, which is common on Norfolk Southern units, or a low short hood, which is common on most other railroads.