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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

Available Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images


Union Pacific "Nose Logo" A-Units

Union Pacific B-Units

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP

176-5317
August 2018
N EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald for City of Los Angeles
   Single Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot
957
$110*

176-5318
August 2018
N EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald for City of Los Angeles
   Single Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot
962
$110*

176-5354
August 2018
N EMD E9B Union Pacific for City of Los Angeles
   Dynamic Brakes
957B
$100*

176-5355
August 2018
N EMD E9B Union Pacific for City of Los Angeles
   Dynamic Brakes
962B
$100*

176-5317-DCC
September 2018
N EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald w/ TCS DCC Pre-Installed
   Single Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot
957
$160*

176-5318-DCC
September 2018
N EMD E9A Union Pacific w/ Nose Herald w/ TCS DCC Pre-Installed
   Single Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot
962
$160*

176-5354-DCC
September 2018
N EMD E9B Union Pacific w/ TCS DCC Pre-Installed
   Dynamic Brakes
957B
$150*

176-5355-DCC
September 2018
N EMD E9B Union Pacific w/ TCS DCC Pre-Installed
   Dynamic Brakes
962B
$150*
* MSRP is estimated and subject to change upon release
Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173