Fun Fact: Since EMD needed the new locom

Fun Fact: Since EMD needed the new locomotive to be visibly modern and updated, they turned to the GM Automotive Styling Center at Troy, Michigan for help. The automobile stylists created the GP30’s trademark “hump” and cab roof profile. The hump-like bulge started at the front of the cab and enveloped the air intakes for the central air system and the dynamic brake blister. Units ordered without dynamic brakes were the same shape, but lacked the intakes to cool the dynamic brake resistor grids. This GP30 “hump” is featured on the Lionel GP30s which have just arrived. Lionel has made a wide variety of road names in the Hi-hood and low-hood; check them out.

Seen below is New Hope & Ivyland GP30 #2198