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MTH 20-20669-1 - GP-30 Diesel Engine "Reading" w/ PS3

MTH 20-20669-1 - GP-30 Diesel Engine "Reading" w/ PS3

MTH Electric Trains

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: Reading
  • Road Number: 3610
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: Oct. 2016


  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 15" x 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves


In the summer of 1960, EMD's sales team got an unpleasant surprise. General Electric, which had divorced partner Alco in 1953 and was thought to be making only export diesels, had suddenly fielded an American road switcher. Worse yet, GE's upstart U25B, regarded today as the first of the second-generation diesels, was more powerful, more modern, and required less maintenance than EMD's flagship offering, the GP20. Perhaps fortunately for EMD, the railroad industry was in a slump at the time; as the designers at La Grange rushed a competitve model into production, not a single U-boat was sold that first year.

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