Fully assembled and ready for your layout
Factory installed wire grab irons
Factory installed Celcon handrails
Prototypically accurate brass horns
New window castings
Features / / * Fully assembled and ready for your layout / * Factory installed wire grab irons / * Factory installed Celcon handrails / * Prototypically accurate brass horns / * New window castings / * See-through fans / * Equipped with Quick Plug DCC technology / * Next-generation drive mechanism with hex drive lines / * Directional headlights / * Machined RP25 profile metal wheels / * McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed / / Specifications / / DCC: Ready / SOUND: No / PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: Electro Motive Division / COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle / ERA: 1990 - Present / Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years / Is Assembly Required: No
An EMD GP60 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1985 and 1994. The GP60 was EMD's first diesel that was classified as a third-generation locomotive. Hidden behind the electrical cabinet doors on the rear wall of the cab, the GP60 concealed a trio of microprocessors that monitored and managed a host of engine, cooling system and control functions. A hallmark of the 60 series and the defining detail of third-generation locomotives, on-board microprocessors replaced hundreds of wiring circuits, dozens of relays and all but one module card in what many observers consider to be one of the most significant technological advances since the dawn of dieseldom.
Power was provided by a 16-cylinder 710G3A diesel engine, which could produce 3,800 horsepower. This locomotive was 59 feet 9 inches long and featured a 3,700 gallon fuel tank. The GP60 series shared the same frame as the GP59. Cabless units of this locomotive model were also built; they were known as GP60B models, purchased exclusively by the Santa Fe Railroad. Units built with a comfort/safety cab and a wide nose were designated GP60M and all purchased by Santa Fe Railroad. A total of 294 GP60, 23 GP60B and 63 GP60M units were built by EMD. Due to the mainstream focus of railroads on big powerful six-axle units, the GP60 will most likely be the last new EMD "Geep".
Santa Fe followed its 40 standard-cab GP60s with an order for 63 custom GP60Ms. The first new units delivered in the road's revived "Super Fleet" Warbonnet Paint Scheme, and the only 60 series B-Bs built with North American cabs, Santa Fe GP60Ms 100-162 were delivered between May and September 1990.
23 GP60Bs were built, all for Santa Fe. Taking advantage of the cabless configuration, the dynamic brake equipment on the GP60B was moved forward and away from the prime mover. Santa Fe 325-347 were the only GP60Bs. Some of these remain in service with BNSF.
See Also: Athearn Genesis F45 HO Scale Locomotive - Santa Fe / Proto 2000 Diesel EMD F7A-B Set Powered - HO Scale - Santa Fe / Bachmann HO Scale FT Locomotive - Santa Fe / Walthers HO Scale F7 Locomotive - Santa Fe