Kato, N Scale, 176-9241 DCC, SDP40F Diesel, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, #6976
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Kato, N Scale, 176-9241, SDP40F Diesel, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, #6976

Regular price $125.00 Sale price $89.99
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DCC READY MODEL

Maersk Paint

The EMD SDP40F was Amtrak's first, official, built to order locomotive (previously they had operated using second hand equipment, such as E8's, F7's and even GG1's). A need for new and more reliable equipment spurred the development of the SDP40F. Based on the framework of the SD40-2, the SDP40F was geared for speed, with a top operational velocity of 100 mph and a pair of steam generators to supply heat and hot water for the passenger trains it would pull, such as the ex-Santa Fe "El Capitan" and "Super chief" (renamed the "Southwest Chief" in its combined state).

Model Features:
Type I Car body details represent the prototypical appearance of these units "as built" - No front porch railings, Steam Generators, Nose headlights, and forward mounted 4-Chime air horns.
Type IV Car body details represent the prototypical appearance of these units in later freight service - Front porch railings, notched nose, Nose/Cab headlights as appropriate, additional roof antennas, Cab A/C units as appropriate, and rear mounted 3-Chime air horns.
Amtrak Phase I and Phase II paint locos are a perfect match for the Amtrak El Capitan 10-Car Set, Amtrak Southwest Limited 8-Car Set or Phase I Amfleet I Cars.
Freight Versions can be operated with Kato's intermodal equipment, with the BNSF Maersk unit being a perfect companion for the Maersk MAXI-I.
All locomotives will be equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers