The Bachmann HO EMD GP9 Diesel W/DCC Union Pacific 173 models one of ElectroMotive Division's (General Motors) most successful locomotives, the GP9. The GP ( General Purpose) line of Road Switchers replaced the earlier First Generation cab units- the cab units were beautiful locomotives but did not have the visibility to operate forward and reverse. A huge hit with railroads, these very flexible and very functional work horses sold 4,097 units in North America between 1954-59. The four axle locomotive is rated at 1750 hp. Due to the huge production the EMD GP9 can still be found working in tourist railroads and industrial switching.
Road Name and History:
Union Pacific Railroad: Legislation creating the Union Pacific Railroad in 1862 was signed by President Lincoln. Part of the first transcontinental railroad completed in 1869, Union Pacific struggled until E. H. Harriman built the company into one of America's strongest railroads. A survivor of the Merger Movement, through consolidations Union Pacific has become a premier franchise among North American railroads.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.
Discontinued Item. Only a few are left in stock.