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EMD SD70M

Prototype Information:

Introduced in 1992, EMD SD70M was a 4000 horsepower locomotive that ran on EMD's new steerable truck design, known as the HTCR-II radial truck. This new truck allowed the locomotive to transfer its power to the rails more efficiently, which in turn enabled two SD70M locomotives to pull a train that would have taken 3 SD40-2's to pull. The DC brother of the SD70MAC, the SD70M was primarily put to work hauling coal trains due to its high pulling capacity.

Model Information:

These models will be equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up and blackened metal wheels in trucks that replicate the HTCR Phase II trucks. The NS and UP versions will feature a Phase II Wide Cab and Flared Radiators.

Model Features:

  • Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels
  • Floating-axle shock-absorber design to maximize tracking and performance
  • Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards
  • Kato magnetic knuckle coupler
  • DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation
  • Drop in DCC compatible with the Digitrax DN163K1C, Digitrax DN163K1D or Train Control Systems K1D4-NC
  • Available by Special Order with pre-installed ESU LokSound DCC for an MSRP of $315 - contact your local hobby shop for details!

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Norfolk Southern

Union Pacific "Flag"

Current Models

Item # Description
Road Number
MSRP
176-8607 N EMD SD70M Norfolk Southern
2592
$120
176-8608 N EMD SD70M Norfolk Southern
2610
$120

176-8608-DCC
N EMD SD70M Norfolk Southern w/ Ready to Run DCC

  - Pre-installed with TCS DCC Decoder K1D4 [Download Instruction Manual]
2610
$190
176-8609 N EMD SD70M Union Pacific
4843
$120

176-8609-DCC
N EMD SD70M Union Pacific w/ Ready to Run DCC

  - Pre-installed with TCS DCC Decoder K1D4 [Download Instruction Manual]
4843
$190
176-8610 N EMD SD70M Union Pacific
4848
$120

176-8610-DCC
N EMD SD70M Union Pacific w/ Ready to Run DCC

  - Pre-installed with TCS DCC Decoder K1D4 [Download Instruction Manual]
4848
$190

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

Kato USA, Inc. 100 Remington Road Schaumburg, IL 60173