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EMD SD45

Prototype Information:

Notable as the first locomotive with an engine larger than 16 cylinders upon its introduction in 1965, the EMD SD45 was used on nearly every railroad at one time or another. Over the course of six years, EMD built a whopping 1260 SD45 locomotives for freight use on more than 25 railroads, with many more acquiring them second-hand. The SD45, while sharing the same common frame as the EMD SD40, was distinguished by a number of characteristics such as the flared radiator that stretched across the side of the locomotive's long hood. Several SD45 locomotives are still preserved and in service today.

SPSF "Kodachrome": The Southern Pacific and Sante Fe railroads attempted to merge their companies in the 1980s; in anticipation, a number of locomotives were painted in a paint scheme that combined the SP red with Santa Fe's distinct "Warbonnet" decoration. The intention was for each locomotive to carry the "SPSF" logo, but before they could be completed the merger was denied by Interstate Commerce Commission. A fair number of locomotives remained in this paint scheme, carrying either the "SP" or "SF" designation to identify which railroad they belonged to. This particular paint scheme was nicknamed the "Kodachrome" scheme, due to its similarity to the distinct coloring of Kodak film of the same name.

Model Features:

  • Locomotives feature directional white LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards
  • Great Northern "Big Sky Blue" locomotives will come with special user-applied preprinted and painted detail parts to replicate the prototype's railing-mounted logo plate.
  • Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor and featuring a 9 3/4" minimum turning radius - great for hauling sets such as the Kato N Mixed Freight Train Set.
  • DCC friendly and ready for drop in decoder installation of a Digitrax DN163K1B or Train Control Systems K1D4
  • Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels.
  • Equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers

Available Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images


SPSF "Kodachrome"

D&RGW

Great Northern "Big Sky Blue"

Great Northern "Hustle Muscle"

ATSF "Warbonnet"

SP "Speed Lettering"

Union Pacific
 

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
176-3121 N EMD SD45 SPSF “Kodachrome” (Santa Fe)
5345
$105
176-3122 N EMD SD45 SPSF “Kodachrome” (Santa Fe)
5348
$105
176-3123 N EMD SD45 D&RGW
5327
$105
176-3124 N EMD SD45 D&RGW
5334
$105
176-3125 N EMD SD45 Great Northern “Big Sky Blue”
- Includes special customer applied detail plate with Great Northern logo to match the prototype.
412
$105
176-3126 N EMD SD45 Great Northern “Big Sky Blue”
- Includes special customer applied detail plate with Great Northern logo to match the prototype.
419
$105
176-3127 N EMD SD45 Great Northern “Hustle Muscle”
400
$105
176-3128 New!  N EMD SD45 ATSF “Warbonnet”
5384
$105
176-3129 New!  N EMD SD45 ATSF “Warbonnet”
5396
$105
176-3131 New!  N EMD SD45 Southern Pacific "Speed Lettering"
8584
$105
176-3132 New!  N EMD SD45 Southern Pacific "Speed Lettering"
8613
$105
176-3133 New!  N EMD SD45 Union Pacific
3621
$105
176-3134 New!  N EMD SD45 Union Pacific
3639
$105
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