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HO SD40 Locomotive, Santa Fe #5002

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ATSF FEATURES:

  • Stratolite beacon (operates in DCC mode)
  • Single can antenna
  • Front and rear pilot foot boards
  • Low mounted brake cylinders

With Santa Fe being no stranger to EMD and looking for new and more reliable motive power, they ordered 20 SD40’s in 1966 (along with 90 SD45’s that same year). This gave them the chance to test both models side-by-side in different assignments. Initially delivered in the 1700 class, they were quickly renumbered to the 5000 class just 4 years later. Our version depicts the early 1970’s era with the “Pin Stripe” paint scheme and familiar rooftop Stratolite beacon.

SD40 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Bi-directional LED lighting
  • Coupler Cut Levers
  • Rubber MU hoses
  • Exhaust stack
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • See-through dynamic brake, radiator fans and cab windows
  • Frame mounted bell (unless noted)
  • Detailed 4,000 gallon fuel tank (unless different capacity is noted)
  • Flexicoil-C trucks with high or low brake cylinders (per prototype)
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology
  • Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Non-sound version features 21-pin NEM DCC plug
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”
  • NEW FEATURES:

    • Newly designed can motor is more powerful and quieter than before
    • DCC & sound models feature Tsunami2 sound with dual cube speakers
    • LED lighting for long life and reliable operation

    SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

    • Onboard Tsunami2 DCC/Sound decoder
    • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
    • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
    • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
    • Some functions are limited in DC
    • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
    • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc.)
    • Excellent low-speed operation
    • Program a multiple unit (MU) lash up with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
    • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
    • CV chart included in the box

    PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

    In 1966, EMD updated its locomotive catalog with entirely new models, all powered by the new 645 diesel engine. The SD40 had 3,000 hp from a turbocharged V16. 856 examples of this locomotive model were built for American railroads, 330 were built for Canadian railroads, and 72 were built for Mexican railroads.

Product Specs

Manufacturer #
797534872240
Sub Brand
ATHEARN
Era
1941-1970, 1971-1990
Scale
HO
Reporting Mark
ATSF