Make one of EMD’s most popular roadswitcher models part of your diesel fleet in minutes with the WalthersProto(R) GP35!
Making its debut in 1963, the new engine would pave the way for future generations of hood units. Offering 2500 horsepower and a number of innovative new features, many were purchased as replacements for elderly diesels, and since EMD took trade-ins, some were constructed with rebuilt parts, notably trucks, from other builders! Along with these variations, modelers and railfans noted other changes made during the production run, and began referring to early examples as Phase I while those built after mid-1965 became Phase II (EMD considered them all the same and never used these designations). By the time production ended in 1966, over 1300 were in service, and many are still running on shortlines and at museums today.
Check out the many features of WalthersProto Phase II GP35s:
Limited edition – one-time run of these engine numbers!
Based on Phase II units in service from 1965 to the present
Available with SoundTraxx(R) Tsunami(R) sound for DCC and DC layouts
Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
Easy multiple-unit operation
Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers
Based on General Repair and Improvement Program (GRIP) GP35R rebuilt units in service from the early 1980s to early 1990s with:
Working SP light package & blanked-out class lights front & rear; no number board on high hood
GRIP rebuild extended left handrail, equipment and walkway boxes
Brass Nathan P-3 air horn
Whip-style radio antenna
Raised inertial filter “dust bin” hatch
Mesh intake grilles
Dual extended range dynamic brake hatch
Rear pilot with cable box, no footboards
Standard Blomberg B trucks with outside brake shoes
2600-gallon fuel tank
Tall air filter/dryer
8 jack pads
Walthers # 920-42165