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MTH 20-20821-1 - AC6000 Diesel Engine "Union Pacific" w/ PS3

MTH 20-20821-1 - AC6000 Diesel Engine "Union Pacific" w/ PS3

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  • Road Name: Union Pacific (Flag)
  • Road Number: 7514
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Jan. 2018
  • 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 Headlight
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Operating LED Ditch 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
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 19 1/2" x 2 7/8" x 3 15/16"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves
Diesel DCC Features
  • F0 Head/Tail light
  • F1 Bell 
  • F2 Horn 
  • F3 Start-up/Shut-down 
  • F4 PFA 
  • F5 Lights (except head/tail)
  • F6 Master Volume 
  • F7 Front Coupler 
  • F8 Rear Coupler 
  • F9 Forward Signal 
  • F10 Reverse Signal 
  • F11 Grade Crossing 
  • F12 Smoke On/Off 
  • F13 Smoke Volume 
  • F14 Idle Sequence 3 
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2 
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1 
  • F17 Extended Start-up 
  • F18 Extended Shut-down 
  • F19 Rev Up 
  • F20 Rev Down 
  • F21 One Shot Doppler 
  • F22 Coupler Slack 
  • F23 Coupler Close 
  • F24 Single Horn Blast 
  • F25 Engine Sounds
  • F26 Brake Sounds
  • F27 Cab Chatter
  • F28 Feature Reset

The AC6000CW sprung from the horsepower wars of the late twentieth century. As GE and EMD fought to best each other with single-unit engines boasting more and more horsepower, General Electric introduced the AC6000CW Convertible. These initial AC-traction-motored engines provided 4,400 horsepower, but were designed to be converted to the twin-turbo 6,000 horsepower Deutz 7HDL16 diesel motors as soon as the motors were ready. The Union Pacific was the only taker for the convertibles, purchasing a total of 106 units.

The first production 6,000-horsepower engines were delivered in December 1995. The main spotting features of both the regular and convertible AC6000CW's are their huge radiators that hang out over the walkways at the rear of the body, and a step-up in the walkway on the right side of the body, to clear the twin air reservoirs. An immense 5500-gallon fuel tank was needed to satisfy the thirst of 6,000 horses, and that forced GE's designers to move the air reservoirs atop the fuel tank and raise the walkway to clear them.

As it turned out, American railroads decided a 4,300-4,400 horsepower engine was the optimum building block for multiple-unit consists, and the craze for 6,000 horsepower locomotives faded. None of the convertible models was ever upgraded to the larger motor. Significant fleets of AC6000CW's were purchased only by the Union Pacific and CSX before the last of 207 units produced was delivered in 2001.


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