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Atlas 10002091 Master Gold B23-7/B30-7 Southern Pacific7850(DCC-Sound)

AL10002091
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Brand: Atlas
Part Number: 10002091
Scale / Type: HO Scale
Our Code: AL10002091

General Electric’s “Dash 7” locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series” of the 60s and early 70s. “Dash 7” series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2,250HP U23B model, while the B30-7 replaced the 3,000HP U30B. The first B23-7s were produced for Conrail in September, 1977, and the first B30-7s were produced for Frisco three months later.

B23-7 production continued through 1984, with a total of 535 units built. Conrail was the largest purchaser of the model, with a total fleet of 141 units. 199 B30-7s were produced through 1981, with the combined fleets of Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt being the largest at 110 units.

Several features distinguished B23-7s and B30-7s from predecessor models. The long hood stepped outward in the area of the exhaust stack to accommodate a relocated oil cooler. In addition, the frame was 2 feet longer than that of the U23B. An FB-2 style truck was offered as standard equipment, but some railroads opted to use “trade-in” trucks.

Therefore, AAR type B and Blomberg trucks could be found on some models. Six power assembly doors (located near the center of the long hood) indicated that the B23-7 was powered by a 12-cylinder GE FDL engine. Eight power assembly doors in the same location help to identify the B30-7, which included a 16-cylinder FDL engine.

Features:
  • Pilots with and without anti-climber
  • Cab headlights or low-nose headlights
  • Cab with 4 or 2 side windows
  • Bell mounted under the sill or on the long hood
  • FB-2, AAR type B, or Blomberg truck side-frames used where appropriate per road name
Additional Features:
  • Separately-applied scale detail parts include: windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, snow plow, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, and more!
  • See through step detail on sill
  • Etched metal radiator grilles
  • Painted crew members
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting
Locomotive Details:
  • Class: B23-7
  • Railroad: Southern Pacific
  • Livery: Grey / Red
  • Road Number: 7850
  • Wheel Configuration: Bo-Bo
Specifications:
  • Decoder: DCC Fitted
  • Sound: Installed
  • Couplings: Knuckle

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