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N EMD SDP40F Type I, Amtrak Phase I Paint #504 w/ DCC Installed


The EMD SDP40F was Amtrak®'s first, official, built to order locomotive after previously operating using second hand equipment, such as E8's, F7's and even GG1's. Based on the framework of the SD40-2, the SDP40F was geared for speed, with a top operational velocity of 100 mph and a pair of steam generators to supply heat and hot water for the passenger trains it would pull, such as the ex-Santa Fe "El Capitan" and "Super Chief" (renamed the "Southwest Chief" or "Southwest Limited" in its combined state). The "Bloody nose" Phase I paint scheme adorned the first batch of these locomotives when they were built in 1973, one year after Amtrak began adopting its first official livery.
    Model Features:
  • Type I Car body details represent the prototypical appearance of these units "as built".
  • Equipped with body mounted Kato magnetic knuckle couplers.
  • Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels.
  • Directional Golden white LED headlights and illuminated pre-printed numberboards.

Amtrak licensed product

Each Kobo DCC locomotive set has been rigorously tested for performance and has a Train Control Systems DCC board installed to be truly ready-to-run on DCC. This unit has DCC installed ONLY (no sound).

As they are built-to-order, please allow approximately 1 week lead time for delivery of any DCC equipped items.

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  • Model: 176-9201-1

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 02 August, 2016.

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