YourToyTrains continues the process of updating our Product Descriptions. We have completed 108 Model Train HO Diesel Locomotives so far including the BNSF locomotive pictured on this Blog. Below is how this HO Scale Diesel Locomotive now appears on YourToyTrains.com. It is a slow process to make our descriptions detailed, well organized, and with a little bit extra like the history of the locomotive and the railroad. We take the extra time because 1) We want to enrich your shopping experience and 2) We really love trains! Please browse our HO Scale Diesel Locomotives to see how informative a Product Description can be.
The Bachmann HO EMD GP38-2 Locomotive with DCC BNSF 2264 models the ElectroMotive Division of General Motors' GP (General Purpose) line of locomotives. Part of the diesel locomotive's Second Generation, these Road Switchers were designed to work effectively both as switchers and as road units. The key was the boxy design that allowed forward and reverse operation. A "Dash 2" GP38-2 offered slight improvements over the previous GP38. ElectroMotive sold 2,213 of these very popular locomotives between 1972 and 1986. The four-axle unit was rated at 2,000 hp.
Road Name and History:
BNSF Railway: In 1996 two Western railroad giants, the Burlington Northern and The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, merged to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway. The new railroad became the second largest railroad in the United States. With routes all over the West, and trackage rights on certain Union Pacific lines, the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway became one of the two Western US powerhouses. Predecessor Burlington Route's slogan "Everywhere West" had finally come true. The cumbersome name was shortened in 2005 to BNSF Railway. Another big change to the new company was its purchase in 2009 by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. With a long tradition of success by both major predecessor systems, the new company has continued that record of success.
- DCC On Board
- Compatible with all NMRA/NEM compliant DCC systems
- Can motor
- Durable construction for years of enjoyment including a die cast chassis
- Attention to detail including movable metal cut levers, molded railings, and stanchions
- Accurate paint scheme and markings per Road Name
- E-Z Mate Mark II couplers with metal coil springs
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.