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Uncataloged O Scale Premier AC6000 Diesel Engine Announced

June 10, 2024 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive Premier O Scale AC6000 Diesel Engine in Chessie livery for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Patrick's Trains of Wheeling, West Virginia. The locomotive will be available in two unique cab numbers in extremely limited quantities beginning in August 2024.

20-21931-1 Chessie AC6000 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 8453
Order Price: $549.99 (plus freight)
Click HERE to order.

20-21932-1 Chessie AC6000 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
Cab No. 8454
Order Price: $549.99 (plus freight)
Click HERE to order.

ABOUT THE PREMIER O SCALE AC6000 DIESEL ENGINE

The AC6000CW sprung from the horsepower wars of the late twentieth century. As GE and EMD fought to best each other with single-unit engines boasting more and more horsepower, General Electric introduced the AC6000CW Convertible. These initial AC-traction-motored engines provided 4,400 horsepower, but were designed to be converted to the twin-turbo 6,000 horsepower Deutz 7HDL16 diesel motors as soon as the motors were ready. The Union Pacific was the only taker for the convertibles, purchasing a total of 106 units.

The first production 6,000-horsepower engines were delivered in December 1995. The main spotting features of both the regular and convertible AC6000CW’s are their huge radiators that hang out over the walkways at the rear of the body, and a step-up in the walkway on the right side of the body, to clear the twin air reservoirs. An immense 5500-gallon fuel tank was needed to satisfy the thirst of 6,000 horses, and that forced GE’s designers to move the air reservoirs atop the fuel tank and raise the walkway to clear them.

As it turned out, American railroads decided a 4,300–4,400 horsepower engine was the optimum building block for multiple-unit consists, and the craze for 6,000 horsepower locomotives faded. None of the convertible models was ever upgraded to the larger motor. Significant fleets of AC6000CW’s were purchased only by the Union Pacific and CSX before the last of 207 units produced was delivered in 2001.

Order directly from:

Patrick's Trains
142 29th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 232-0714
www.patstrains.com
patstrains@aol.com

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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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