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Kato (USA) 176-0936  GE U30C Burlington Northern No.5383

Kato (USA) 176-0936 GE U30C Burlington Northern No.5383


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Description

Prototype Information:

Introduced by GE as a competitor to the EMD SD40 and SD40-2, the U23C and U30C locomotive chassis’ were one of GE’s earliest locomotive successes. Nicknamed “U-Boats”, these units were used in multiple services, pulling coal trains, general freight, and even as a test-power unit for the Department of Transportation’s subway car experiments in Colorado.

Model Information:

Last produced in 1991, the GE U30C from Kato has been reworked to modern specification, with a redesigned DCC friendly mechanism and a new detailed underframe which allows the locomotive to be fitted with body mounted, fully automatic magnetic knuckle couplers.

Model Features:

  • Locomotives feature directional white LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards
  • Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor and featuring a 9 3/4" minimum turning radius - great for hauling sets such as the Kato N Mixed Freight Train Set.
  • Re-designed body shell to equip the locomotive with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers.
  • DCC friendly and ready for drop in decoder installation.
  • Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels.
  • Optional untinted clear headlights and numberboards available for using DCC boards with tinted LEDs.