The EMD GP35 is a four-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Diesel/Electro-Motive Division between July 1963 and January 1966. Powered by the 16-cylinder engine EMD 567D3A, delivered an output of 2.500 Hp. About 1,340 machines have been built, for a total of 38 customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Evolution of the previous GP30, the new loco was equipped with many technical and aesthetic improvements. During the production, some differences appeared on the model that characterized the various production lots. Many units still remain in service today, or preserved in museums.
Specifications / Technical data
Builder:Electro Motive Division
Gauge:4 ft 8,5 in
Loco weight:260.000 lb
Prime mover:EMD 567D3A
Units in CR roster:219
EMD GP35 Conrail #3677 data
Type:B-B diesel locomotive
Previous owner:Erie Lackawanna
The GP35 General-purpose road-switcher for freight services, became one of the "best seller" for the american railroads. The locomotive, however, was not without defects and only after four years of production (with some variants produced), the EMD presented the GP38. The Conrail inherited from Penn Central, Reading, Erie Lackawanna 219 engines, almost all removed from service before the end of 1995.
EMD GP35 #3682 Conrail (ex EL in blue livery)
EMD GP35 #3677 Conrail (ex EL in blue livery)
WALTHERS PROTO 2000 EMD GP35 Phase II Conrail #3677
Walthers produced some CR's road numbers for this EMD diesel locomotive. The model No.3677 is equipped with a SoundTraxx Tsunami Sound digital decoder. Very rich in details, this HO scale model does not need important modifications to be represented as the original prototype. The unit #3677 (an ex-Erie Lackawanna Phase II loco) was initially used with the EL colors and received the blue Conrail livery in early 1978.