The GP40-2 was EMD?s follow-up to the very successful GP40 locomotive model. While many internal upgrades were introduced (such as the use of improved, modular Dash 2 electrical components), there were some external differences between the early production GP40-2 and late-production GP40. This included an engine water-level sight glass on the right side of the body (a feature common to all EMD Dash 2 models), a larger electrical cabinet air filter box, a lengthened battery compartment on the left side, and a slightly modified cab.
All GP40-2s featured a 16-cylinder EMD 645-series diesel engine which was rated at 3,000 horsepower. Early to mid-production phase 2 GP40-2s were built from mid-1976 through late-1979. Several major spotting features of Phase 2 units include: an 88? low nose, corrugated radiator grilles and notched step wells.
MASTER MODEL FEATURES:
? Golden-white LEDs
? Realistic die-cast underframe
? Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
? Directional lighting
? Factory-equipped with AccuMate? knuckle couplers
? Detailed cab interior with crew
? Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
? Movable drop steps
? Walkway safety tread
? Coupler cut bars
? Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
ADDITIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
? Etched metal radiator and dynamic brake fans (included where appropriate per road name).
? Dynamic Brake options: standard range, extended range or non-dynamic brake hatch used where appropriate per road name.
? 2,600, 3,000 and 3,600 gallon fuel tank where appropiate by road name.