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HO GP15-1 Locomotive, Conrail #1645

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HO GP15-1 Locomotive, Conrail #1645

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HO GP15-1 Locomotive, Conrail #1645

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  • Operating class lights
  • Leslie 3-chime horn
  • Small EMD plow
  • Front ditch lights
  • Single large Sinclair antenna

Conrail ordered 100 GP15-1s in 1979. Intended for secondary and branch line trains, they featured snowplows on both ends for bidirectional use. Signal boxes were also standard equipment, allowing the GP15s to be used for road service when required. Most survived till the end of Conrail in 1998. They then joined the NS and CSX locomotive fleets with many retaining their Conrail blue and white paint with NS or CSX patches.


  • Small “Quality” logo
  • Hyatt bearings
  • small EMD plow on both ends
  • front ditch lights
  • “Operation Lifesaver” logo
  • Hyatt bearings
  • small EMD plow on front end
  • ditch lights on both ends
  • Large “Quality” logo
  • Timken bearings
  • small EMD plow on both ends
  • front ditch lights


  • Operating Class Lights (DCC only)
  • Operating Number boards

  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for trouble free operation
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”


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  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lash up with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box


The EMD GP15-1 is a 4-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1976 and March 1982. Intended to provide an alternative to the rebuilding programs that many railroads were applying to their early road switchers, it is generally employed as a yard switcher or light road switcher. A total of 310 units were built for American railroads. A number of GP15-1s remain in service today for yard work and light road duty.

EMD built 28 examples of a variant, the GP15T, between October 1982 and April 1983. It was a very close cousin to the GP15-1, but used a turbocharger in order to generate more power from a smaller engine.

Product Specifications

Reporting Mark CR
Scale HO
Era 1971-1990
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
Lighted LED
Sound Ready
Axles 4