I have 4 of the original Atlas U25Bs and 1 of the new U25B
Classics. The new shell has the couplers mounted on the pilots
instead of the trucks. The cabs, hoods and the molded
plastic piece that includes the deck, rails and steps are inter-
changeable, but the frames, motors, drives, gears, and trucks
are of a different design. I don't know if these differences
apply to any other engine types.
> As I understand it, they are completely new releases (new body tooling,
> motor, new frame, manufactured in China) of locomotives previously
> by Atlas from Kato.
> >What sort of loco's are the HO Atlas Classic Locomotive line? Are they
> >new body tooling, new motor, new frame? Or rehashes of old designs?