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EMD SD40-2 Early type and Mid Production

Prototype Information:

As a prototype, the SD40-2 was the most popular second-generation diesel with sales of over 3000 in the U.S. and more than 700 in Canada. There were many variations of this popular diesel because of the long production run, with Early units representing a pre-1990 appearance and Mid Production units depicting later runs of locomotives.

Model Information:

Mid Production EMD SD40-2 locomotives mirror a post-1990 locomotive, with deck mounted ditch lights so the modeler can use them with their modern freight rolling stock and in combination with other modern locos. Mid Production road names come with prototype accurate detailing with regards to horn and air conditioner placement as well, with Santa Fe (and ex-santa fe, respectively) units having their airhorns mounted towards the rear and additional antenna and air conditioning units over the cab.

Model Features:

  • Equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers.
  • Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights.
  • Mid Production: Lighted ditch lights and illuminated preprinted numberboards.
  • Mid Production: Shock absorber construction for reliable performance.
  • Mid Production: DCC friendly and ready for drop in decoder installation of a Train Control Systems K1D4-NC.
  • Early: DCC friendly and ready for drop in decoder installation of a Train Control Systems K1D4.
  • Low flange wheels.

Videos and Additional Content:

Take a quick look at the new release of the Kato SD40-2 "Early" locomotive - including a how-to on putting DCC in this locomotive - in this feature video on youtube - click the image to the left to open the video in a new window!

Available Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images


(Mid) AT&SF

(Mid) BN Standard Scheme

(Mid) Illinois Central

(Mid) Norfolk Southern (Maersk)

(Early) Wisconsin Southern

(Early) Pan Am Railways

(Early) Chicago & North Western

(Early) Union Pacific

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
176-4814
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Wisconsin Southern
4004
$118
176-4815
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Wisconsin Southern
4006
$118
176-4816
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Pan Am Railway
605
$118
176-4817
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Pan Am Railway
607
$118
176-4818
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Chicago & North Western
6847
$118
176-4819
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Chicago & North Western
6858
$118
176-4820
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Union Pacific
2975
$118
176-4821
N EMD SD40-2 Early (with DB) Union Pacific
2994
$118
176-4955
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production Burlington Northern Standard Scheme
  - Cab headlight version with foreward positioned airhorn
7010
$118
176-4956
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production Burlington Northern Standard Scheme
  - Cab headlight version with foreward positioned airhorn
8023
$118
176-4957
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production Illinois Central
  - Cab headlight version with foreward positioned airhorn
6201
$118
176-4958
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production Illinois Central
  - Cab headlight version with foreward positioned airhorn
6250
$118
176-4959
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production Norfolk Southern Maersk Paint
  - Cab headlight version with foreward positioned airhorn
3329
$118
176-8207
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production ATSF
  - Nose Headlight version with cab A/C unit and rear positioned airhorn
5039
$118
176-8208
N EMD SD40-2 Mid Production ATSF
  - Nose Headlight version with cab A/C unit and rear positioned airhorn
5077
$118
Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173