Atlas Model Railroad Co.
General Electric’s “Dash 7” locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series” of the 1960s and early 1970s. “Dash 7” series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2250 horsepower U23B model. The first units were produced for Conrail in September, 1977. Production continued through 1984, with a total of 535 units built.
There were three distinct “phases” to B23-7 production. This model is of a “phase 1” unit with a 36’2” wheel base. Phase 1 production lasted through the spring of 1979.
- Fully assembled and ready for your layout
- Accurate painting and printing
- Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
- Detailed cab interior with crew
- Directional lighting
- Prototype specific details applied
- Separately applied windshield wipers, wire grab irons, coupler cut bars, hoses, snow plow, handrails, and more
- Machined RP25 profile metal wheels
- Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
- Minimum radius: 18"
- Recommended radius: 22"
- Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC
- QSI® Quantum System™ Sound and DCC factory installed
Accumate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
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