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Puttman Locomotive Works is releasing HO Scale GE U30CG Locomotive Shell
GE built the U30CG for ATSF as a passenger variant of the U30C Locomotive. An initial 6 locomotives were assigned to passenger service, later transitioned to freight service. This unit fits on a Atlas C30 / U30 chassis frame. To get it to fit lower or up into the shell more you may have to modify the frame on the 4 corners to fit up further in the shell. The 4 ladders are thin and may break they can be replaced with brass after market ladders by cal scale.
These locomotive shells can be purchased directly through the CMR Products Web site store.
Puttman Locomotive Works is releasing HO Scale ATSF SWBLW “Beep” Locomotive Shell.
This locomotive shell will fit on a Bowser VO1000.
This locomotive shell can be purchased directly through the CMR Products Web site store.
CMR Products has released the ATSF Beep in N Scale
The “Beep” (also referred to as the SWBLW) is an individual switcher locomotive built in 1970 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at its Cleburne, Texas, workshops. Originally built as a VO1000, ATSF was hoping to follow their highly successful CF7 program, with a rebuild program of their aging non-EMD switcher fleet. The goal was to fit them with new EMD prime movers, and rebuild the long hoods of the switchers. This proved to be too costly of a rebuild program, thus only 1 SWBLW was built.
This switcher served ATSF from 1970 as #2450, later being renumbered to #1160 in 1974, and renumbered again in 1977 to #1460. The unit lasted into the BNSF merger where it retained the #1460. The locomotive had 35 years of active service, making it the longest-lived ATSF rebuild on their railroad.
This locomotive is available on our website and is selling at $25.00.