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Atlas - HO Scale - GP-40 Diesel Locomotive - Gold Models - w/ ESU Sound - Rio Grande (D&RGW) #3136 - Black/Orange With Orange Lettering & Stripes (SKU 150-10004043)

Available On: March 1, 2024




HO Scale





In 1966 EMD introduced a new line of locomotives based on the 16-cylinder 645-series prime mover. The “40-series” included a six-axle and four-axle model, the latter being the GP40. A total of 1,145 units were produced between 1966 and 1972. These turbocharged 3,000hp locomotives were used primarily in road freight service. The GP40 was a versatile locomotive that could be found across the US hauling drag freights over mountain passes and leading high-speed intermodal trains across flat terrain. Three rooftop radiator fans at the rear of the long hood differentiate a GP40 from its lower horsepower counterpart, the GP38, which has two fans at this location. Many GP40s are still in service today.



• Golden-white LEDs

• Realistic die-cast underframe

• Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds

• Directional lighting

• Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers

• Detailed cab interior with crew

• Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails

• Movable drop steps

• Walkway safety tread

• Coupler cut bars

• Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses

• Snowplow


Additional feature parts included but not installed (GP-40):

Electrical cabinet air filter box (ECAFB)

Two engine compartment roof vents which were added by many railroads sometime after delivery

AccuMate couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.



Silver Sound Ready Logo

Silver Sound Ready

Atlas Silver Sound Ready models are equipped with a speaker for easy conversion to sound with the addition of a decoder.


Atlas Master Series Silver Additional Features:

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



Gold Models With ESU Sound Logo


Gold Series Features:

DCC Operation Features:

• Supports all DCC-programming modes

• Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.

• Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.


Sound Functionality Features:

• 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 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.

$299.95 US