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N Scale - Bev-Bel - L-4109 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP38-2 - Western Maryland - 3577

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Stock Number L-4109
Original Retail Price $75.00
Brand Bev-Bel
Manufacturer Life-Like
Body Style Bev-Bel Box Set
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP38-2 (Details)
Road or Company Name Western Maryland (Details)
Reporting Marks J&J Big Top Circus
Road or Reporting Number 3577
Paint Color(s) Red and White
Print Color(s) Black
Paint Scheme Circus
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 6
Series Name Circus
DCC Readiness No
Release Date 1990-01-01
Item Category Freight Train
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety GP38-2 6-Unit Set
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



Specific Item Information: EMD GP38-2 Powered Diesel Train Set with Center Cupola Caboose and four 50' Evans Boxcars.
- GP38-2 Western Maryland Bev-Bel 17008

Model Information: Bev-Bel boxed sets come in two shapes:
1. one engine and five (5) cars
2. Four (4) cars.
They are marked as 'N Gauge Collector's Set' and 'Limited Edition'.
They are all named.

Prototype History:
The EMD GP38-2 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive of the road switcher type built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the GP38-2 was an upgraded version of the earlier GP38. Power is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2000 horsepower (1.5 MW). Most built still remain in service in the modern era due to ease of maintenance and exceptional reliability.

The GP38-2 differs externally from the earlier GP38 only in minor details. Its most distinctive identifying feature is the cooling water level sight glass on the right side of the long hood. The battery box covers of the Dash 2s are bolted down instead of hinged. It can be distinguished from the contemporary GP39-2 and GP40-2 in that its Roots blown engine had two exhaust stacks, one on each side of the dynamic brake fan, if equipped, while the turbocharged GP39-2 and GP40-2 has a single stack. The GP39-2 has two radiator fans on the rear of the long hood like the GP38-2, while the GP40-2 has three. It was also available with either a high-short-hood, common on Norfolk Southern units, or a low-short-hood, which is found on most other railroads.

From Wikipedia

Road Name History:
The Western Maryland Railway (reporting mark WM) was an American Class I railroad (1852-1983) which operated in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It was primarily a coal hauling and freight railroad, with a small passenger train operation.

The WM became a property of the Chessie System holding company in 1973, although it continued independent operations until May 1975 after which time many of its lines were abandoned in favor of parallel Baltimore and Ohio Railroad lines. In 1983 it was fully merged into the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which later was also merged with the former Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad into the Chessie System, which is now renamed as CSX Transportation.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Formerly located in Cresskill, New Jersey, the now defunct Bev-Bel Corp. was founded by the late Irvin and Beverly Belkin in 1956. A prolific "boutique" producer of after-market, limited production, special run rolling stock and locomotives (in road names and non-traditional commemorative and holiday themed paint schemes that were not typically offered by the major manufacturers), Bev-Bel' sourced its models from Atlas Tool Co., Inc., Atlas Model Railroad Co., Inc., Bachmann, and Life-Like Trains.

Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-12-17 15:31:20. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-07-09 15:19:38

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