In the late 1960s, EMD responded to a rash of complaints that the GP30 and GP35 were less dependable than their predecessors. They created the GP38 and its variant, the GP38-2. A descendant of the famous EMD F-Series engines, the GP38-2 became as much a staple on the railroads in the 1960s and '70s as the F units were in the 1940s and '50s. While the GP38-2's prime mover provided less horsepower than its contemporaries, its reliability and excellent performance as a general purpose locomotive made it among the best selling of the Geeps. Almost every domestic railroad, large or small, has had its name printed on the side of a GP38. The GP38-2 will be a stalwart of your railroad, just as it has been on the prototype rails. Let this powerful engine, available in five roadnames - Canadian Pacific, Electro Motive Demonstrator, Florida East Coast, and Rock Island - show you what reliability means. Did You Know? There are many internal differences between the GP38 and the GP38-2, the most important of which is that the -2 made the AC/DC electrical system standard for the engine.
- Metal Wheels and Axles - Metal Chassis - Intricately Detailed ABS Body - Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank - Authentic Paint Scheme - Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn - (2) Engineer Cab Figures - Spinning Roof Fans - Metal Body Side Grilles - (2) Operating Metal Couplers - Unit Measures:15" x 2 1/2" x 3 5/8" - Operates On O-31 Curves