Lionel 38496

SOUTHERN PACIFIC #9903 DD35A

 

In 1963, the 5000 h.p., 88-foot DD 35 by GM's Electro Motive Division was completed. This mammoth "double diesel" represented a significant turning point in railroading history as many railroads shifted out of the turbine era and committed to a modern age of diesel-electrics. Initially a demonstration train unit of two GP35 and two DD 35 engines toured the country on the rails, decorated in an eye-catching red and white scheme. Both Southern Pacific and Union Pacific purchased a number of the massive engines, and at Union Pacific's request, EMD redesigned the engine as a DD 35A complete with a cab and a narrow nose at the front. Joining the prototypical Union Pacific DD 35A, new DD 35A roadnames are being offered now added to the roster, realistically decorated in"what-if" schemes which show off in spectacular fashion how classic railroad decoration might have looked on this special diesel. Features
  • LEGACY Control System, Odyssey II Speed Control,LEGACY RailSounds
  • Dual powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheels
  • Refined Conventional Transformer Control mode with lower starting speeds
  • Front and rear ElectroCouplers
  • Traction tires
  • Smokestack output from two separate stacks
  • Fan-driven smoke unit and adjustable smoke output in LEGACY Control or TMCC mode
  • Directional lighting
  • Illuminated number boards and cab interior
  • Die-cast 8-wheel trucks, pilot,fuel tank, and frame
  • Separately applied metal details
  • Engineer and conductor figures
  • Gauge: Standard O
  • Dimensions: Length: Approx. 22 inches
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