EMD GP30

| November 13, 2012

EMD GP30About the EMD GP30:

The EMD GP30 was a 2,250 hp (1,680 kW) four-axle B-B diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division of La Grange, Illinois between July, 1961 and November, 1963. 948 examples were built for railroads in the United States and Canada (2 only), including 40 cabless B units for the Union Pacific Railroad.

It was the first so-called “second generation” EMD diesel locomotive, and was produced in response to increased competition by a new entrant, General Electric’s U25B, which was released roughly at the same time as the GP30. The GP30 is easily recognizable due to its high profile and stepped cab roof, unique among American locomotives. A number are still in service today in original or rebuilt form.

 

AZL Model Details:

  • 12V 7.5mm SDK/AZL motor
  • Dual flywheels
  • LED directional controlled lighting
  • Prototype specific details
  • Optional body mount couplers with pilots
  • DCC ready: six pin solder points

 

Model Photos:

 

AZL EMD GP30:

AZL #Road NameRoad Number
62104D&RGW3003, 3014, 3022
62105 New York Central6116, 6121, 6124
62106 Southern Pacific5012, 5016, 5017, 5011, 5014, 5015
62112 Great Northern3002, 3014
62120 Wisconsin Central711, 715
62101Union Pacific701, 706, 707, 710
62103ATSF3211, 3229, 3238

 

Additional Manufacturer Notes:

Prototype background material from Wikipedia

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Category: Locomotives