Professional Locomotive Service is based in East Chicago, IN, and used their EMD model 40 as a shop switcher.
MODEL 40 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
- Separately-applied horn, exhaust stacks, bell
- See-through cab windows
- Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
- Painted and printed for realistic decoration
- Highly detailed, injection molded body
- Celcon handrails for scale appearance
- Quick Plug™ plug and play technology: DCC ready
- Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
- LED lighting
- McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
- All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
- Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
- All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
- RTR motor with precision-machined flywheels for trouble free operation
- Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 55, 70, 75, 83, 80, 100 rail
- Minimum radius: 15”
PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The EMD Model 40 was a two-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by Electro-Motive Corporation (EMC), and its corporate successor, General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division (EMD) between August 1940 and April 1943. Nicknamed “critters”, eleven examples of this locomotive were built.
Original buyers for the Model 40 included the Electro-Motive Corporation/Electro-Motive Diesel Plant - 1 unit, Defense Plant Corporation - 4 units, the United States Army - 3 units, the United States Navy - 2 units, and the General Motors Cleveland Diesel Division - 1 unit.
In total EMC/EMD manufactured eleven Model 40s during the period April 1940 - April 1943.