ATSF B39-8 7401
Santa Fe had three GE B39-8 units, which were essentially prototypes for the DASH8-40B.
This model is an Overland Models brand brass import, to which I added a few details, painted, decaled, and weathered.
To add DCC capability, I replaced the stock drive, frame, and trucks with Atlas DASH8-40B components. I de-geared
and cut down the front truck to clear the bulky cab interior, which I wanted to preserve and is quite solidly welded into the
body. For this reason, I run this model as a trailing unit only (it does not have working headlights either).
This model won third place, diesel consist category (paired with my friend Jim's
similar unit 7400, left), at the 1996 SFRH&MS convention in Fort Worth, TX.