New Product Spotlight – LEGACY GP35

Lionel Trains

The classic lines of EMD’s GP35 returns again with another run of this popular locomotive in even more new road names!

The familiar look of EMD’s 2nd generation diesels began with the GP35. 1,334 of the 2500 horsepower units were built for more than 40 railroads between 1963 and 1966 between plants in the U.S.A. and Canada.

While the unique styling of the GP30 made them popular from trackside, there were several issues with the locomotives that made them far less enjoyable from the railroads’ and crews’ perspective. EMD had pushed that design somewhat to stay close to competition from GE and ALCo. Within a few years however, they had ironed out those problems and introduced the GP35.

The locomotive used the same prime mover as the GP30, EMD’s 567D, but cranked out an additional 250 horsepower. The locomotive also featured revised dynamic brakes and a better air-tight car body that…

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