Atlas N GP40-2W Locomotive

In 1973 Canadian National (CN) designed the safety cab, also known as the comfort cab, which featured a full-width nose that was intended to improve crew safety in the event of a collision. The first CN locomotives to feature this cab were GMDD GP38-2s and MLW M420s. GO Transit ordered the first safety cab equipped GP40-2s in 1973 with a three-unit order. CN then ordered their first safety cab GP40-2s from GMDD in 1974. Using CN’s locomotive classification system, these locomotives were assigned the designation GF-430 (General Motors, Freight, 4-axle, 3000hp). Letters are added after this designation to denote the separate orders for a given model.

Our model represents the GF-430d series, of which 34 were built in 1976: CN 9633-9667. This order was constructed using a standard GP40-2 frame. Earlier GF-430 models were built on a frame that was a noticeable 4-5 inches taller. GO Transit would order a total of 11 safety cab equipped GP40-2s and all were built with similar dimensions to the CN GF-430d series. These units were later sold to Canadian National and renumbered as CN 9668-9677.

The terminology “early” and “late” is used when referring to various road names on this run. “Late” CN and former CN units feature ditch lights, snow shields and have their air horn relocated to the top of the long hood.

 

Features:

  • Atlas Master® Gold version features ESU LokSound Decoder

DCC Operation Features GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY)

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • DCC includes RailCom and RailComPlus, with 14, 28 or 128 speed steps and with 2-digit and 4-digit addressing.
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of 6 DCC function outputs are available, and all can be function mapped (disable, brightness, light effects) individually
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

ESU LokSound Features (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY):

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
  • There are up to 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.

 

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Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
January 2020
Silver MSRP: $149.95 Gold MSRP: $259.95
Silver Undec MSRP: $139.95 Gold Undec MSRP: $249.95
N GP40-2W Locomotive - New Model!
40 004 862 Undecorated (CN Early Version) - 40 004 879
40 004 863 Undecorated (CN Late Version) - 40 004 880
40 004 864 Canadian National "Zebra Stripes" (Black/White/Red) 9633 40 004 881
40 004 865 Canadian National "Zebra Stripes" (Black/White/Red) 9644 40 004 882
40 004 866 Canadian National "Zebra Stripes" (Black/White/Red) 9648 40 004 883
40 004 867 Canadian National "Zebra Stripes" (Black/White/Red) 9655 40 004 884
40 004 868 Canadian National "URL Scheme" (Black/White/Red) 9590 40 004 885
40 004 869 Canadian National "URL Scheme" (Black/White/Red) 9618 40 004 886
40 004 870 Canadian National "URL Scheme" (Black/White/Red) 9629 40 004 887
40 004 871 Guilford (Gray/Orange) 509 40 004 888
40 004 872 Guilford (Gray/Orange) 512 40 004 889
40 004 873 Guilford (Gray/Orange) 515 40 004 890
40 004 874 Pan Am Railways (Blue/White) 516 40 004 891
40 004 875 Pan Am Railways (Blue/White) 517 40 004 892
40 004 876 Pan Am Railways (Blue/White) 519 40 004 893
40 004 877 Huron Central (Orange/Black/Yellow) 3010 40 004 894
40 004 878 Huron Central (Orange/Black/Yellow) 3013 40 004 895
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