The winning builder was GMs Electro Motive Division with a massive, cabless double diesel called the DD35, completed in 1963. In essence, EMDs new 88-foot engine was made up of two GP35 diesel locomotives built on a single chassis, and resting on newly-designed 4-axle D trucks. Originally GM configured the consist to run as a four-unit set, with two 5000 h.
DD35 booster units sandwiched between two 1500 h. What an incredible sight it must have been in 1963 to see this prototype set of engines on its nationwide promotional tour, all four units decorated boldly in red and white stripes! Union Pacific was delighted with the performance of these engines and immediately bought 27 of them in 1964, along with GP35 diesels to complete the unit sets. Besides the obvious cab addition to the engine, the DD35A also sported a narrow nose and a new style of radiator on the roof that flared out dramatically along the roof sides.DD35A diesels were solid workhorses for the Union Pacific until the early 1980s when the downturn of the economy forced the last of these mammoth engines into retirement. Unfortunately, not a single DD35 diesel survives today. As we look back, the DD35 represents a significant turning point for the Union Pacific as it shifted out of the turbine era and committed fully to a new era of modern diesel electrics. Able to run in Legacy Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer. Sound system featuring: -CrewTalk dialog and TowerCom announcements, each with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stopped-Six official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog -Eight diesel RPM levels-LEGACY "Real-Time Quilling Horn" control with instant quilling and correctly timed warning signals-Single hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds. Dual powerful maintenance-free motors with momentum flywheels. Refined Conventional Transformer Control mode with lower starting speeds. Smokestack output from two separate stacks. Directional lighting, including LED headlights on front and rear. Oscillating ditch lights on front.
Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank. DD35A Diesel Locomotive - 10/11. The item "Lionel 6-28311 O-Scale Locomotive Union Pacific LEGACY DD35A #70 NEW" is in sale since Wednesday, April 15, 2020.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "utah_model_sports" and is located in Taylorsville, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States.