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Date: 04/03/21 09:18
Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: BlackWidow

The pictured locomotive is a UP C45ACCTe (from what is written on the cab) but I suspect whoever manufactured it has a different designation since I think that is a UP designation.  It also has the more uncommon speaker in the fuel tank assembly.  Can anyone tell me who manufactured this locomotive?






Date: 04/03/21 09:35
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: sp8234

It is a Tower 55. 

Tim
Hanesworth



Date: 04/03/21 09:40
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: BlackWidow

Thanks.  I know they went away a long time ago.  Did someone buy them out or did they just shut down?



Date: 04/03/21 09:45
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: arizonaBNSF

BlackWidow Wrote:
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> Thanks.  I know they went away a long time ago. 
> Did someone buy them out or did they just shut
> down?

They were purchased by Athearn (or at least Athearn got their molds). 



Date: 04/03/21 18:35
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: SantaFeRuss

sp8234 Wrote:
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> It is a Tower 55. 
>
> Tim
> Hanesworth

Looks nice. How does it run?

SantaFeRuss



Date: 04/03/21 18:36
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: Charls

Tower 55 was a venture by Overland Models Importers  inot the plastic field, and yes the line got sold but OMI still exist albeith just as a regular dealer now



Date: 04/04/21 08:31
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: bnsf6606

Tower 55 locos were great and still run terrific.  I have one UP and 3 BNSF GEVOS.  They run like a top but all have had their plastic gears replaced with metal gears from Northwest Shortline as well as Lok Sound decoders installed many years ago.  Overland did a good job when they intrdoced them back then with the speakers in the fuel tank gave them a great sound.  I used to have that UP 5450 and wonder if it's the same one.  I sold it years ago.  



Date: 04/05/21 04:27
Re: Can you identify the manufacturer of this locomotive?
Author: acltrainman

Speaker in fuel tank was good but would pick up metal pieces, loose spike and such, because of the speaker magnet. I also have about 4 T55 units, UP, BNSF.
 

Stanley Jackowski
Valrico, FL



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