Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $239.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $339.99.
Era: 1970s to 1990s (varies depending on scheme)
Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639, athearn.com
Electro-Motive Division SDP40F diesel locomotive features:
- Body-mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
- Celcon handrails
- Detailed fuel tank with fillers, gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
- Full cab interior
- Light-emitting diode lighting
- Heavy die-cast metal frame
- RP-25 contour wheels
- Wire grab irons
- Minimum radius, 18”; recommended radius, 22”
Release date: September 2023
Road names: Amtrak (phase 2, three road numbers); Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (blue-and-yellow warbonnet, four numbers [two each with and without plated over steps]); and Electro-Motive Division demonstrator (blue and white, one number). Fictional schemes: BNSF Ry. (dark green and cream) and Southern Ry. (green and white). Two numbers per scheme unless noted.
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