The Dash 2 locomotive series, unveiled by EMD in 1972, featured significant changes, such as a solid-state, modular electrical control system and improved engine components designed to increase traction and reduce exhaust emissions. A reliable work-horse, the GP38-2 remains one of the most successful locomotives ever built. Most are still in service today.
Painted safety rails
Blackened metal wheels
Scale Speed™ motor
Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
Separately-applied coupler cut levers
Atlas Master® Gold version features ESU LokSound Decoder
DCC Operation Features GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY)
Supports all DCC-programming modes
DCC includes RailCom and RailComPlus, with 14, 28 or 128 speed steps and with 2-digit and 4-digit addressing.
Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
A total of 6 DCC function outputs are available, and all can be function mapped (disable, brightness, light effects) individually
Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.
ESU LokSound Features (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY):
Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
There are up to 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.