Dear Customers: We just received the following information and image from Overland. I'm sure many of our UP customers and Denver Rio Grande Fans will find it of particular interest. We are taking orders now for these in HO, O and N Scale for delivery in 2007. So enjoy!
June 17, 2006
This morning Union Pacific unveiled its newest locomotive to the Union Pacific
Heritage Series, the UP-D&RGW SD70ACe road #UP1989.
The locomotive is beautifully painted black/ aspen gold, shale gray with silver
underframe and truck sideframes. The nose has a colorful D&RGW ?Mainline Thru the
Rockies? logo, while the nose sides have a black and white Rio Grande/ Royal Gorge/
Moffat Tunnel/ Scenic Line of the World logo. The black part of the nose and long
hood is an enlarged mountain range similar to the nose logo but draped over the
body. The long hood then has 4 black stripes running toward the rear of the unit and
wrapping around to the other side. Separating the orange and shale gray paint you
will also notice a small black stripe to help accent the colors.
This locomotive is part of the Union Pacific 2006 order and is different than the 2005
order. The rear end details have changed along with a number of underbody details
that are quite noticeable especially on the left side of the unit.
This is the 4th Heritage units, preceded by the MP/ WP and MKT units. Later this
summer Union Pacific will release the C&NW unit followed by the SP unit.
Orders for the Overland Models HO scale units should be placed immediately to
assure delivery in late 2006 or early 2007. O and N scale models should also be
reserved for a 2007 delivery.
Customers should also place their orders now for a spring 2007 delivery.
Considering the many detail changes from the 2005 EMD production Overland will
have tomake a number of mold changes to accurately reflect the detail.
Have a great day and enjoy our great hobby of model railroading.
Overland Models, Inc. / Tower 55 Products
To Order Call Pacific Western Rail Toll Free at (866) 840-7777