Lionel 38497



In 1963, the 5000 h.p., 88-foot DD 35 by GM's Electro Motive Division was completed. This mammoth "double diesel" represented a significant turning point in railroading history as many railroads shifted out of the turbine era and committed more fully, to a modern age of diesel-electrics. Initially a demonstration train unit of two GP35 and two DD 35 engines toured the country on the rails, decorated in an eye-catching red and white scheme. Both Southern Pacific and Union Pacific purchased a number of the massive engines, and at Union Pacific's request, EMD redesigned the engine a s a DD 35A complete with a cab and a narrow nose at the front. Joining the prototypical Union Pacific DD 35A, new DD 35A roadnames are being offered now added to the roster, realistically decorated in"what-if" schemes which show off in spectacular fashion how classic railroad decoration might have looked on this special diesel. Features
  • Front and rear ElectroCouplers
  • Smokestack output from two separate stacks
  • Fan-driven smoke unit
  • Adjustable smoke output in LEGACY Control or TMCC mode
  • Directional lighting, including LED headlights a nd operating marker lights
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Illuminated cab interior
  • Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
  • Separately applied metal details
  • Engineer and conductor figures
  • Gauge: Standard O
  • Dimensions: Length: Approx. 22 inches
  • Minimum Curve: O-42 /O-54 Recommended
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