Product Features and Details
Prototype: The EMD GP30 was a 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) four-axle B-B diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois between July, 1961 and November, 1963. 948 examples were built for railroads in the United States and Canada (2 only), including 40 cabless B units for the Union Pacific Railroad.
It was the first so-called “second generation” EMD diesel locomotive, and was produced in response to increased competition by a new entrant, General Electric’s U25B, which was released roughly at the same time as the GP30. The GP30 is easily recognizable due to its high profile and stepped cab roof, unique among American locomotives. A number are still in service today in original or rebuilt form.
AZL Model Details:
12V 7.5mm SDK/AZL motor
LED directional controlled lighting
Prototype specific details
Optional body mount couplers with pilots
DCC ready: six pin solder points