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EMD SD70ACe

Prototype Information:

The SD70ACe is the latest in the line of EMD's "70" locomotives, an evolution of the SD70MAC, although its radiator design harkens more to that of the SD80/90 body. The SD70ACe has been designed to fit the latest EPA standards and regulations, and sports 4300 horsepower.

The Union Pacific has currently put in the largest purchase order for these units, and as a display of respect for the railroads it has incorporated, has produced six "Heritage" style painted locomotives with road numbers designated by the year they were merged into the UP.

Union Pacific #1943 "The Spirit"

Union Pacific’s Locomotive No. 1943, The Spirit, is the 16th commemorative locomotive introduced in the 155-year-old company’s history. The Spirit honors the United States’ armed forces and the men and women filling their ranks. Created in collaboration with Union Pacific veterans, the locomotive illustrates the railroad’s connection to the thousands of veterans who helped build America through the centuries.

Every detail in The Spirit’s trade dress incorporates a piece of each U.S. armed forces branch. The Spirit’s front is symbolic of Air Force Silver, and the blue stripe is a reflection of the former Strategic Air Command’s “nose sash.” The lettering inside the sash is the original handdrawn font used on the B-17. It is followed by the Coast Guard’s “Racing Stripe” and the Navy’s Battleship Gray, which frames Union Pacific’s traditional American flag. The military camouflage is a nod to the Army and Marines.

As the train passes by, the final message on the tail is dedicated to U.S. prisoners of war and those missing in action, featuring the POW/MIA symbol and its motto, You Are Not Forgotten.

Model Features:

  • Three unique body styles to match the railroads who use them.
  • Prototype-accurate bolsterless non-radial HTSC truck and five chime airhorn
  • Exceptional and crisp molding to accentuate the distinct angular lines of the nose and high dynamic brake
  • Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels
  • Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards
  • Illuminated ditch lights
  • Kato magnetic knuckle coupler
  • DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation

Preview Photos for "the Spirit"; click for higher resolution images

3D Renderings of new tooling changes for the UP Nose Headlight Model"

Produced Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images


Union Pacific (Cab HL)

CSX

BNSF "Swoosh"

Kansas City Southern

D&RGW (UP Heritage)

SP (UP Heritage)

CNW (UP Heritage)

MoPac (UP Heritage)

MKT (UP Heritage)

WP (UP Heritage)

George Bush

Norfolk Southern

Erie (NS Heritage)

Illinois Terminal (NS Heritage)

Lackawanna (NS Heritage)

New York Central (NS Heritage)

Virginian (NS Heritage)

Reading (NS Heritage)

Jersey Central Lines (NS Heritage)

Penn Central (NS Heritage)

Savannah & Atlanta (NS Heritage)

Wabash (NS Heritage)
   

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
New Product
176-1943
August 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific "The Spirit"
1943
$138*
New Product
176-1943-DCC
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific "The Spirit"
    with Pre-installed Train Control Systems DCC
1943
$188*
New Product
176-1943-LS
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific "The Spirit"
    with ESU LokSound DCC Installed - Special order only
1943
$330*
176-8404
N EMD SD70ACe Union Pacific "Flag"
8444
$130
176-8433
N EMD SD70ACe Union Pacific "Flag"
8512
$130
176-8434
N EMD SD70ACe BNSF "Swoosh"
9376
$130
176-8435
N EMD SD70ACe BNSF "Swoosh"
9394
$130
176-8436
N EMD SD70ACe CSX "Dark Future"
4835
$130
176-8437
New Product  N EMD SD70ACe CSX "Dark Future"
4850
$130
176-8501
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Erie Heritage)
1068
$135
176-8502
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Illinois Terminal Heritage)
1072
$135
176-8503
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Lackawanna Heritage)
1074
$135
176-8504
N EMD SD70ACe NS (New York Central Heritage)
1066
$135
176-8505
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Virginian Heritage)
1069
$135
176-8506
N EMD SD70ACe Norfolk Southern
1007
$135
176-8507
N EMD SD70ACe Norfolk Southern
1009
$135
176-8508
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Reading Lines Heritage)
1067
$135
176-8509
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Jersey Central Lines Heritage)
1071
$135
176-8510
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Penn Central Heritage)
1073
$135
176-8511
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Savannah & Atlanta Heritage)
1065
$135
176-8512
N EMD SD70ACe NS (Wabash Heritage)
1070
$135
New Product
176-8520
August 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
9041
$135*
New Product
176-8520-DCC
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
    with Pre-installed Train Control Systems DCC
9041
$185*
New Product
176-8520-LS
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
    with ESU LokSound DCC Installed - Special order only
9041
$325*
New Product
176-8521
August 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
9066
$135*
New Product
176-8521-DCC
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
    with Pre-installed Train Control Systems DCC
9066
$185*
New Product
176-8521-LS
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
    with ESU LokSound DCC Installed - Special order only
9066
$325*
New Product
176-8522
August 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
9088
$135*
New Product
176-8522-DCC
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
    with Pre-installed Train Control Systems DCC
9088
$185*
New Product
176-8522-LS
September 2018
N EMD SD70ACe Nose Headlight Version - Union Pacific
    with ESU LokSound DCC Installed - Special order only
9088
$325*
* MSRP is estimated and may change upon release

Click here for a listing of past models (for reference only)

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