1955 Gas Turbine

Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:OMI-1756
Category:Gas Turbine
Prototype Year/Era:1955
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Road Number:3
Model Introduced:2001
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
8,500hp, gas turbine electric locomotives (GTEL). A total of 56 were produced for the UP. The model, built by Ajin of Korea, has two powered units and a fuel oil tender. Available road numbers were 3, 8, 18, and 26. Overland Models initially announced the project in the May 1984 issue of Model Railroader magazine. Eventually the project was taken over by River Raisin Models, who actually made the product available in April 2001. Photo #2 is of Jim Kindraka's model.
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photo © Bob Werre

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