The ”Standard Railroad of the World”. A claim the Pennsylvania Railroad made with pride. And why shouldn’t they? When it came to equipment and miles they were big – very big. In 1947 the Pennsy had more freight cars than anybody and twice as many as their nearest competitor, the good old NYC.
They had some strong opinions when it came to steam locomotives, freight car design and railroad operations. When we start to talk about these GP9s the opposite is true. It would seem that the mechanical department looked at the EMD order sheet and didn’t check but one box. Other than the dynamic brake option. These units are very “standard”.
We have picked two different locomotive orders for this delivery of PRR geeps. The first two units come from an order delivered in November 1955. Numbers 7024 and 7046 are typical phase 2 units with four 36” fans, the rear fuel fill and slotted side skirts. Numbers 7117 and 7138, delivered in June 1957, are just a bit different; they are early phase 3 units with four 36” fans and a forward fuel fill with typical phase 3 side sill.
All four of these Geeps have our newly tooled PRR classic “train phone” antenna.
While our new Pennsylvania GP9 locomotives may lack some of the frills of others roads, painted in “dark green locomotive enamel” they look dignified and are all business. #7024 & 7046:
Phase 2 body with dynamic brakes and train phone antenna.
#7117 & 7138:
Phase 3 body with dynamic brakes and train phone antenna.
Front and rear MU catch boxes with footboard
Trainline and MU hoses
Coupler cut levers
Drop steps unless noted
“Nub” style walkway tread
Bell placement & type per prototype
Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
Wire grab irons
See through cab windows and full cab interior
Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
Speed recorder unless noted
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately-painted and printed paint schemes
Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
Replacement parts available
Minimum radius: 18”
SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Excellent Slow speed control
Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included