Historical Information: 2250 hp four-axle road-switcher diesel-electric locomotives were introduced by GE in 1968. The U-23B had a long production run that lasted until 1977. 481 units were produced and there are still several locomotives in active service on short lines and regional railroads in North America.
This Atlas HO Master Series Gold locomotive is LokSound equipped. The locomotive comes with a five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds. Its many features include directional lighting with golden-white LEDs, and blackened metal wheels. Separately applied scale detail parts include windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps and more! A snowplow is included where appropriate per road name.
LokSound features include a dual-mode decoder that allows your locomotive to be used on DC as well as on DCC layouts. Sound functionality includes over 20 sound effects (including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more), 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals. Also featured are manual and automatic notching modes with the ability to change modes on the fly for true realism.
DCC operation features also support all DCC-programming modes, flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28, a total of six DCC function outputs, and follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.
Please note that the Atlas Quantum Engineer will NOT operate an Atlas Gold Series locomotive equipped with a LokSound Select decoder on an analog (DC) layout. However, the sound and lighting functions of the LokSound Select decoder in the Atlas Gold Series locomotive can be controlled by an easy-to-use basic DCC system.
Also note that on a DC-powered layout, a DCC and sound equipped locomotive CANNOT be consisted with another locomotive that does not also have both DCC and sound. (This statement does NOT apply to DCC-equipped locomotives operating on a DCC layout.)
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New York State residents will be charged sales tax at checkout.
This model train engine comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (except for shipping charges). Item must be returned in the original packaging and in satisfactory condition. We take the hit and resell it as used.