Prototype Information: The General Motors Locomotive Group (GMLG) Electro-Motive Division (EMD) SD70MAC is one of the most common locomotives plying the rails today. Originally introduced in late 1993 with an order for the Burlington Northern, the production now totals over 900 units, exceeding the combined production of the SD80MAC and SD90MAC locomotives by over 300 units. At this time, the SD70MAC, in all of its versions, has been operated by six different railroads in a total of eight different paint schemes. The railroads that operate this locomotive span from East to West and from Mexico to Alaska! Model Information: These models will be equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up and blackened metal wheels in trucks that replicate the HTCR Phase II trucks. (On the prototype, this truck evolved from the HT-C trucks found on the SD40-2 through SD60 and features radial steering capability). Additionally, the models will feature walkway-mounted, lighted ditch lights! Handrails will be made of a paintable material so modelers can easily add white end railings.
PRR Units are designed to accompany the Kato Broadway Limited Blackened metal Pantographs Able to go through an 249mm (9 ?") radius S-Curve Shock absorber construction gives even traction and performance, even on the roughest track Powerful mechanism able to pull a full 15 car Broadway Ltd. Consist up a 4% grade Illuminated + Directional Class lights, headlight, and number boards DCC Friendly mechanism, compatible with the specially designed DN163K1D or Train Control Systems K1D4-NC
• 5-car "HO scale" train
- EMD GP40 diesel locomotive (with operating headlight)
- Open quad hopper
- Steel reefer
- Off-center caboose
• Body-mounted E-Z Mate® couplers
• 47" x 38" oval track
• Sets up in minutes
• Includes signal bridge, 36 people figures, 24 telephone poles and 48 railroad and street signs
• Includes power pack, speed controller and plug-in terminal rerailer
• Plugs into an AC outlet
• Ages 14+
While originally designed to house a 6000hp engine, technical difficulties resulted in many SD90MAC's being equipped with a 4300hp engine instead, which gave them the designation SD90/43MAC. The locomotives were reliable and effective enough with these engines that though the option to upgrade was given, most locomotives kept the as-shipped 4300hp AC traction engine. Today, the Indiana Rail Road operates 14 SD90/43MACs leased from CEFX, using them to primarily pull coal trains from Indiana mines to power plants across the state.
Kato USA, Inc.
Kato USA, Inc.
Kits require assembly.