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HO GP9u Mother+Slug DC/DCC/Sound: CP - Multimark: #1596 + #1014

Item No. RPI54515
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HO GP9u Mother+Slug DC/DCC/Sound: CP - Multimark: #1596 + #1014

Item No. RPI54515
$679.95
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Next Shipment December 2038
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Product Details

First ever accurate model in plastic - often imitated, never exact!
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In The Box
  • (1) HO GP9u Mother Locomotive
  • (1) HO Slug

Overview

In 1970, CP embarked on a progam to rebuild its aging fleet of GP9 road switchers. The locomotives had their front noses chopped along with many other appearance details change. The later rebuilds would receive upgraded 645 power assemblies. The rebuild program lasted until 1990 and ushered in the plain CP Rail red scheme.

Starting in 1993, CP converted various end-cab switchers to “daughter” units, or slugs, by decommissioning or removing the prime mover (replacing it with ballast to return the unit to its operating weight) and drawing power for the traction motors from GP9u “mother” units using cables that were semi-permanently connected between the units. All of the mother units were drawn from the 1500/1600 series of GP9u units.

GP9u Locomotive Features

  • Heavy diecast frame with super detailed piping and traction cables
  • Detailed Blomberg trucks (Later series have rotating bearing caps)
  • Traction motor details on gearbox
  • Working track lights, class lights, control stand lights
  • Working ditch lights on prototypically appropriate road numbers
  • Front and rear plows, plates or footboards on appropriate road numbers

Slug Features

  • Heavy diecast frame
  • Metal handrails
  • Removed exhaust stacks
  • Full lighting and flashing beacons

Product Specifications

Manufacturer # 54515
Scale HO