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EMD E8/9

Prototype Information:

The E8 and E9 diesel locomotives share the similar "bulldog nose" carbody style as the shorter, more popular F7 and were powered by two separate 12-cylinder prime movers (i.e., diesel engines) capable of producing 2250/2400 hp. E8 and E9 locomotives also rode on A-1-A trucks (powered axle-idler axle-powered axle), resulting in an exceptionally smooth ride favored by crews. The E8 and E9 were produced in both A-units and cabless B-units; the A-units were usually built to railroad specification of either single or dual headlight and freight or passenger pilot. Like the F3 and F7 of the same time period, the E8 and E9 were utilized in both passenger and freight service.

Model Information:

The Kato EMD E8 and E9 locomotive both come in A and B (cabless) variations, similar to that of their smaller F unit sister locomotives.

Model Features:

  • Locomotives will be equipped with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards
  • Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
  • Locomotives are DCC friendly
  • Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K0D8 series and Digitrax DN163K0A

Upcoming Release Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images


Alaska Railroad A-Units

Illinois Central A-Units

Chicago & North Western

VIA Rail Canada

Alaska Railroad B-Units

Illinois Central B-Units
   

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
176-5315 N EMD E9A Union Pacific for City of Los Angeles
   Single Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot
944
$95
176-5316 N EMD E9A Union Pacific for City of Los Angeles
   Single Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot
952
$95
176-5352 N EMD E9B Union Pacific for City of Los Angeles
953B
$95
176-5353 N EMD E9B Union Pacific for City of Los Angeles
970B
$95
176-5320 New Product  N EMD E8A Alaska Rail Road for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dual Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
2401
$95
176-5321 New Product  N EMD E8A Alaska Rail Road for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dual Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
2402
$95
176-5322 New Product  N EMD E8B Alaska Rail Road for Smoothside Car Sets
    Dynamic Brakes, Steam Generator
P-30
$95
176-5344
June 2014
New Product  N EMD E8A VIA Rail for Smoothside Car Sets
   Single Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot, Steam Generator
1800
$95*
176-5345
June 2014
New Product  N EMD E8A VIA Rail for Smoothside Car Sets
   Single Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot, Steam Generator
1802
$95*
176-5360 New Product  N EMD E8A Chicago & North Western for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
5021A
$95
176-5361 New Product  N EMD E8A Chicago & North Western for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
5021B
$95
176-5362
June 2014
New Product  N EMD E8A Illinois Central for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
4018
$95*
176-5363
June 2014
New Product  N EMD E8A Illinois Central for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
4025
$95*
176-5364
June 2014
New Product  N EMD E8B Illinois Central for Smoothside Car Sets
   Dynamic Brakes, Steam Generator
4105
$90*
* MSRP is estimated and subject to change upon release
Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173