Model Spotlight: EMD GP30
The arrival of our GP30's is fast approaching! If you're looking to add a work horse to your layout. Look no further!
The pictures features in this post are pre-production samples. Details and sounds are not finalized and still subject to change.
The EMD GP30, a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive, was manufactured by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in La Grange, Illinois, from July 1961 to November 1963. A total of 948 units were built for railroads in the United States and Canada, including 40 cabless B units for the Union Pacific.
Numerous major and smaller railroads placed orders for GP30s, with the Southern acquiring 120 units, Union Pacific with 111, Santa Fe with 85, and the B&O with 77.
Many GP30s have been preserved by various museums, societies, and tourist railways.
In our initial production, we are replicating eleven railroads and offering twelve distinct paint schemes. Each model accurately represents road numbers and paint schemes. Additionally, alongside the Paragon4 version, we offer the Stealth Series. These models are No-Sound/DCC-Ready, capable of operating on DC out of the box, or allowing modelers to easily install their preferred DCC decoder. Out of the box, the front and rear lights are directional, while other lights are constantly on with track power. Please note that certain lighting functions may vary based on the selected aftermarket decoder installed by the modeler.