Historical Information: GE introduced the 3,300hp, four-axle U33B locomotive in September 1967. 137 units were produced until August 1970 when production ended. GE upped the horsepower ante in 1970 with the introduction of the 3,600hp U36B which was produced between May 1970 and December 1974. Both models were externally identical.
This Atlas HO Scale Master Series Silver locomotive is DCC-READY and comes with a NMRA 8-pin plug for easy DCC/Sound decoder installation. The many features of the locomotive include a five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds, directional lighting with golden-white LEDs, blackened metal wheels, and separately-applied scale detail parts including windshield wipers, metal grab irons, coupler cut levers, multiple-unit hoses, train line hoses, fine scale handrails, drop steps etc.
Additional features, depending on prototype, include flush-mounted radiator screens and air intake screens on the long hood (early phase), built-out area on the top of the front and rear pilots (early phase), corrugated radiator and air intake screens, with a flat pilot face (late phase), optional separate electrical equipment box will be included on the left side walkway behind the cab (per the prototype), and AAR-B or Blomberg trucks will be used (when appropriate).
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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.