By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38's engine which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the "dash 2" modular electrical cabinet. For the past 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain service today.
This absolutely gorgeous steam locomotive will be the feature of your layout Features: DCC control of sound, speed, direction, and lighting Also DC-compatible Prototype sound EMD 567 Prime Movers Dynamic...
These GP-10 Diesels sport exquisite detail from the craftsmen at InterMountain Availble in multiple Road Names
Prime Rolling Stock from Athearn Blank Diesel Tank Road Number 98490