Walthers Proto, HO Scale, 920-48434, EMD SW1200, Canadian National, #7021, DCC Ready
With improved body tooling, sill-mounted handrails, Flexicoil trucks and many other details, these WalthersProto(R) EMD SW1200s will be perfect power for your HO railroad.
Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers
Based on units in service 1954 to present
Flexicoil or AAR Type A sideframes with plain or roller bearings as appropriate
Sill- or hood-mounted handrails as appropriate
Next18 DCC plug
5-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
LED constant & directional headlights
Heavy die-cast metal underframe
By 1954, railroads were buying diesels as fast as EMD could build them, and customer demand for more powerful units carried over into the switcher market as well. With the introduction of the new 567C prime mover that year, EMD rolled out new 900- (SW9) and 1200-horsepower (SW1200) models, which shared the same basic body with minor variations. SW1200s were produced through 1966, when earlier GPs began taking over yard chores, but these later SW models have lead long lives, with many still serving shortline and industrial roads long after "retirement" by the original owners.
Based on CN units in service from mid-1970s to mid-1980s with: