Kato N Scale EMD SDP40F, + 4 Micro-Trains Freight Cars + 1 Micro-Trains Caboose
Kato Item #: 176-9213-LS
Complete Set Includes:
- 1 Kato EMD SDP40F Type IVa Locomotive, DC, ATSF #5267
- 1 Micro-Trains 48′ Rib Side Container – Santa Fe #STFU 280741
- 1 Micro-Trains Gunderson 70′ Well Car – Santa Fe #SFLC 254235A
- 1 Micro-Trains 45′ Trailer – Kato
- 1 Micro-Trains 89′ TOFC Flat Car – Santa Fe #295006
- 1 Micro-Trains 57′ TOFC Flat Car – Santa Fe #293285
- 1 Micro-Trains 50′ Standard Box Car – Santa Fe #55140
- 1 Micro-Trains Riveted Steel Caboose w/Offset Cupola – Santa Fe #999529
Kato doesn’t disappoint with this smooth running N scale diesel. It’s also a perfect match for the included 1980s era Micro-Trains freight cars!
- Type I Car body details represent the prototypical appearance of these units “as built”.
- All locomotives will be equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
- Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights
- Illuminated preprinted numberboards
- Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
- DCC Ready
The EMD SDP40F was Amtrak’s first, official, built to order locomotive (previously they had operated using second hand equipment, such as E8’s, F7’s and even GG1’s). A need for new and more reliable equipment spurred the development of the SDP40F. 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” in its combined state).
Thanks to their SD40-2 heritage, the SDP40F’s were fairly simply converted to freight use, which allowed them to maintain relevance after the introduction of their successor, the EMD F40PH, in the late 70’s and early 80’s. A number of SDP40F’s were traded over to the Santa Fe Railway in 1984 where they were modified and repainted into the distinctive warbonnet scheme and maintained in service for nearly 15 years.