In 1973 Canadian National (CN) designed the safety cab, also known as the comfort cab, which featured a full-width nose that was intended to improve crew safety in the event of a collision. The first CN locomotives to feature this cab were GMDD GP38-2s and MLW M420s. GO Transit ordered the first safety cab equipped GP40-2s in 1973 with a three-unit order. CN then ordered their first safety cab GP40-2s from GMDD in 1974. Using CNís locomotive classification system, these locomotives were assigned the designation GF-430 (General Motors, Freight, 4-axle, 3000hp). Letters are added after this designation to denote the separate orders for a given model.
The Atlas Silver Series locomotives represent the height of model railroad design and technology. Each locomotive features exquisite craftsmanship, smooth performance, and museum quality details.
This locomotive features: 5-pole skewed armature motor with dual-flywheels, golden-white LEDs, realistic die-cast frame, directional lightning, blackened wheels, AccuMate couplers, detailed cab interior with crew, separately-installed scale windshield wipers/metal grab irons/fine scale handrails, movable drop steps, walkway safety tread, coupler cut bars, multiple unit hoses & trainline hoses, snowplow and DCC ready (includes NMRA 8-pin plug).
For use on a DC powered HO scale train track. Can also be converted to run on a DCC HO scale train track using the appropriate 8-pin DCC decoder.