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Athearn HO scale Electro-Motive Division SD40 diesel locomotive

By | June 6, 2022

Model scheduled for release in July 2023

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Electro-Motive Division SD40 diesel locomotive

illustration of Santa Fe locomotive
Electro-Motive Division SD40 diesel locomotive from Athearn.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current with 21-pin NEM connector, $169.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $269.99

Era: 1967 to 2007+ (varies depending on paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

Electro-Motive Division SD40 diesel locomotive features:

  • Directional light-emitting-diode headlights
  • Rubber m.u. hoses
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Separate, factory-applied air tanks
  • Injection-molded plastic body
  • McHenry scale couplers
  • Frame mounted bell
  • Available July 2023

Road names: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (pinstripe scheme); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (Chinese Red and gray with Colorado & Southern reporting marks); Kansas City Southern (white, two road numbers); Pacific Harbor Line (black and silver, two numbers); Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray, two numbers); and Western Maryland (circus scheme). Three numbers per scheme unless noted.

Company information: Athearn Trains offers model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The company is part of Horizon Hobby and is based in Champaign, Ill.

Reproduced from Athearn news release June 2022 

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