Atlas HO U30B Phase 2 Locomotive

Powered by a V16 FDL prime mover, the 3,000 h.p. U30B was GE’s answer to EMDs popular GP40 and ALCOs C430 Locomotive. A total of 295 U30Bs were built by GE between 1966 and 1975.

This model represents a “phase 2” U30B locomotive. The primary spotting feature of phase 2 units was the hood below the radiator, which was evenly built out to the same width as the radiator. A U30B could be differentiated from the lower-horsepower U23B by the presence of two sets of four tall engine access doors near the center of the long hood. During production, the U30B was equipped with various trucks, including Blomberg trucks from EMD trade-in locomotives, AAR-style trucks, or GE’s own four-axle “FB2” truck.

Norfolk & Western owned the most phase 2 U30Bs with a total of 75 units; all included a high short hood. Other major owners included C&O, Frisco and Western Pacific. While some U30Bs found homes on other railroads after being retired by their initial owner, very few examples of this model are still in service today.

Features:

  • Snow plow (included when appropriate per road name)
  • 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!
  • Five pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Directional lighting with Golden-white LEDs
  • Blackened metal wheels

Special Features:

  • Optional high short hood
  • Optional low nose headlights
  • Low nose cab with square or round headlight housing used where appropriate per road name
  • AAR-B, FB-2 or Blomberg trucks used where appropriate per road name

Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:

  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)

Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:

  • Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC

QSI® Quantum System™ Features Including:
(Atlas Master Series Gold locomotives only)

  • Dual speaker system
  • Authentic diesel engine sounds
  • Squealing brakes
  • Doppler effect
  • Air let-off in neutral
  • Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
  • Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading
  • And more!

Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

 

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Item# Road Name Road Number
July 2012
Silver MSRP: $189.95 Gold MSRP: $299.95
HO U30B Phase 2 Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 434 Undecorated w/o nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 000 473 Undecorated w/nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 001 146 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5783
10 001 147 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5787
10 001 148 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5794
10 001 149 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5795
10 001 150 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8210
10 001 151 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8214
10 001 152 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8217
10 001 153 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8222
10 001 154 Frisco "XR Series"† (Orange/White) 846
10 001 155 Frisco† (Orange/White) 848
10 001 156 Frisco† (Orange/White) 851
10 001 157 Frisco† (Orange/White) 853
10 001 158 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6005
10 001 159 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6006
10 001 160 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6007
HO U30B Phase 2 High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 436 Undecorated High Nose -
10 001 161 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9740
10 001 162 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9742
10 001 163 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9744
10 001 164 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8467
10 001 165 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8484
10 001 166 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8490
10 001 167 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8500
HO U30B Phase 2 Low Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 454 Undecorated w/o nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 000 475 Undecorated w/nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 001 168 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5783
10 001 169 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5787
10 001 170 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5794
10 001 171 Burlington Northern† (Green/Black) 5795
10 001 172 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8210
10 001 173 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8214
10 001 174 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8217
10 001 175 Chessie System* (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8222
10 001 176 Frisco "XR Series"† (Orange/White) 846
10 001 177 Frisco† (Orange/White) 848
10 001 178 Frisco† (Orange/White) 851
10 001 179 Frisco† (Orange/White) 853
10 001 180 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6005
10 001 181 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6006
10 001 182 Milwaukee Road** (Orange/Black) 6007
HO U30B Phase 2 High Nose Locomotive
Atlas Master Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 456 Undecorated High Nose -
10 001 183 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9740
10 001 184 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9742
10 001 185 N de M (Green/Orange/Black) 9744
10 001 186 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8467
10 001 187 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8484
10 001 188 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8490
10 001 189 Norfolk & Western (Black/Yellow) 8500
*CSX Licensed Product
†includes dual low nose headlight
** paint scheme accurate for "early phase II" U30B; model is "late phase II" U30B
September 2008
Silver MSRP: $179.95 Gold MSRP: $289.95
HO U30B Phase 2 Low Nose Locomotive - New Model!
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 434 Undecorated w/o nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 000 435 Undecorated w/o nose light w/Blomberg & FB-2 Trucks -
10 000 474 Undecorated w/nose light w/Blomberg & FB-2 Trucks -
10 000 437   Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 8200
10 000 438 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 8203
10 000 439   Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 8208
10 000 440 Chicago Burlington & Quincy (Red/Gray/White) 150
10 000 441 Chicago Burlington & Quincy (Red/Gray/White) 151
10 000 442 Chicago Burlington & Quincy (Red/Gray/White) 152
10 000 443 CSX* (Gray/Blue) 5339
10 000 444 CSX* (Gray/Blue) 5341
10 000 445 CSX* (Gray/Blue) 5353
10 000 446 Nashville & Eastern (Green/Yellow) 5339
10 000 447 Nashville & Eastern (Green/Yellow) 5344
10 000 448 Western Pacific (Silver/Orange/Black) 758
10 000 449 Western Pacific (Silver/Orange/Black) 763
10 000 450 Western Pacific (Silver/Orange/Black) 769
HO U30B Phase 2 High Nose Locomotive - New Model!
Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 436 Undecorated High Nose -
10 000 451 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 8520
10 000 452 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 8525
10 000 453 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 8537
HO U30B Phase 2 Low Nose Locomotive - New Model!
Atlas Master Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 454 Undecorated w/o nose light w/AAR Trucks -
10 000 455 Undecorated w/o nose light w/Blomberg & FB-2 Trucks -
10 000 476 Undecorated w/nose light w/Blomberg & FB-2 Trucks -
10 000 457 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 8201
10 000 458 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 8206
10 000 459 Chesapeake & Ohio* (Blue/Yellow) 8209
10 000 460 Chicago Burlington & Quincy (Red/Gray/White) 153
10 000 461 Chicago Burlington & Quincy (Red/Gray/White) 154
10 000 462 CSX* (Gray/Blue) 5340
10 000 463 CSX* (Gray/Blue) 5344
10 000 464 CSX* (Gray/Blue) 5354
10 000 465 Nashville & Eastern (Green/Yellow) 5339
10 000 466 Nashville & Eastern (Green/Yellow) 5344
10 000 467 Western Pacific (Silver/Orange/Black) 759
10 000 468 Western Pacific (Silver/Orange/Black) 761
10 000 469 Western Pacific (Silver/Orange/Black) 764
HO U30B Phase 2 High Nose Locomotive - New Model!
Atlas Master Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 456 Undecorated High Nose -
10 000 470 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 8523
10 000 471 Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 8530
10 000 472 Norfolk & Western (Black/White)
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