HO RTR SD39, SP #5319

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  • Yellow drop steps
  • Late intake grills


  • Yellow drop steps
  • Early intake grills
  • Alternate Warbonnet outline


  • Blue drop steps
  • Late intake grills
  • Alternate style of numberboards


  • Yellow drop steps
  • Late intake grills
  • Flexicoil “C” sideframes with high brakes

This release of ATSF SD39s depicts these engines as they looked after being repainted into the yellow warbonnet scheme in the late 1970s. Additional equipment added at this time included a rooftop beacon, which is illuminated on our model.


#690, 692:

  • Lettered for Boston & Maine
  • S-3L horn


  • Lettered for Boston & Maine
  • S-5K horn


  • Lettered for Maine Central
  • K-5 horn (all chimes forward)

Guilford received these locomotives from the N&W, who in turn had received them from the Illinois Terminal. They retain many of their ITC features such as a small fuel tank, no dynamic brakes, and a gong bell mounted on the walkway in front of the engineer.



  • P-3 horn
  • Headlight on nose
  • Blanked SP lights
  • Faded paint with ANDX patch – Primed for Grime
  • Note- in order to include illuminated ditch lights, we were forced to omit the front cut levers on these units


  • S-3L horn
  • Headlight on cab
  • Blanked SP lights
  • Faded paint with ANDX patch – Primed for Grime
  • Note- in order to include illuminated ditch lights, we were forced to omit the front cut levers these units

The 1997 film Switchback features a Rio Grande train pulled by two ex-SP SD39s that were leased and painted specifically for the role. After the filming was completed, the engines were returned to their owner, Andesite Rock Company, where they continued to work in faded Rio Grande paint for several years, as depicted by our model.


  • SD39 body with class lights, no rear number boards
  • Dynamic brake
  • Early intake grilles
  • Early blower housing with no ribs
  • SP Light package front and rear
  • FARR grilles
  • Rear brake wheel and stand
  • Early ECAFB
  • “L” window cab
  • Water sight glass
  • Cab side panels with sunshade and large armrests
  • Roof mounted bell with air line
  • P-3 horn
  • Cab side vents
  • Whip antenna
  • Front and rear tall snowplows
  • 4000 gallon fuel tank with fuel sight gauge and dual fills
  • Drop steps
  • SP tall MU stands
  • Flexicoil “C” sideframes with high brakes

Unique among SD39s, several of Southern Pacific’s units were equipped with FARR style radiator grills. The SP SD39s in this release feature this distinct detail, as well as the block “SP” letters on the nose that were added sometime after delivery. Additionally, these engines feature the later style of ballast block that was installed on either side of the nose of the units


  • SD39 body with class lights, number boards, deck mounted end handrails, and pilot grabs
  • Non dynamic brake
  • Late intake grilles
  • Early blower housing with no ribs
  • Rear brake wheel and stand
  • Early ECAFB
  • Cab side panels with sunshade on conductor’s side and armrests
  • Extra ballast blocks
  • All weather window engineer’s side
  • Front and rear facing Hancock air whistles on cab
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Front EMD low snowplow, rear MU hose catch tray
  • 3200 gallon fuel tank
  • Drop steps
  • MU stands
  • Flexicoil “C” sideframes with high brakes

From the 1982 acquisition of the Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern by Soo Line until they were repainted, the two MNS SD39s had several details changed. An additional air whistle was added to the cab, and plows were added to the units. They also received Soo Line style numberboards. This release of MNS SD39s depicts the units in their later appearance.

Progesssive rail now operates over sections of the former MNS line. Their roster includes an ex-MNS SD39 that has been repainted into their version of the MNS blue scheme. The engine features special placards identifying the engine as part of Canadian Pacific’s shortline system.


  • Painted in MNS inspired scheme
  • Illuminated front & rear ditch lights
  • Winterization hatch
  • All weather window
  • Special placards mounted to handrails
  • Large front snowplow


  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Fine scale handrails molded in engineering plastic
  • Standard twin sealed-beam headlight with anti-glare shields (unless noted)
  • Sliding cab windows
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Exhaust stack
  • Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
  • Detailed 4000 gallon fuel tank (unless different capacity is noted)
  • Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (per prototype)
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body featuring new tooling
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • See through cab windows
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • With Sound version features Econami Sound by Soundtraxx
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • 5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”


  • Onboard Econami Sound by SoundTraxx
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting function with F5
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes


DCC: Ready
SOUND: Ready
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

HO RTR SD39, SP #5319




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