Prototype Information:

 

The E8 and E9 diesel locomotives share the similar “bulldog nose” carbody style as the shorter, more popular F7 and were powered by two separate 12-cylinder prime movers (i.e., diesel engines) capable of producing 2250/2400 hp. E8 and E9 locomotives also rode on A-1-A trucks (powered axle-idler axle-powered axle), resulting in an exceptionally smooth ride favored by crews. The E8 and E9 were produced in both A-units and cabless B-units; the A-units were usually built to railroad specification of either single or dual headlight and freight or passenger pilot. Like the F3 and F7 of the same time period, the E8 and E9 were utilized in both passenger and freight service.

 

Model Information:

 

The Kato EMD E8 and E9 locomotive both come in A and B (cabless) variations, similar to that of their smaller F unit sister locomotives.

Model Features:

  • Locomotives will be equipped with a mix of body and truck mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers.
  • Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards where appropriate.
  • C&NW units: Prototypical “blanked” number board spaces to imitate their late appearance.
  • Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels.
  • Locomotives are DCC friendly.
  • Drop in DCC compatible
  • CLICK HERE for an Exploded Parts Diagram.

Produced Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images

Amtrak "Day One"

Amtrak "Day One" Rear

Amtrak Phase I

Amtrak Phase I "Rear

Union Pacific B-Units

Union Pacific "Nose Logo" A-Units (No UP Lettering on nose)

Union Pacific "Nose Logo" A-Units (with UP Lettering on nose

Chicago & North Western A-Units

Pennsylvania Rail Road A-Units

Current Models

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

Stock #

Description

N E8A Amtrak "Day One"

176-1971-DCC N E8A Amtrak "Day One" w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-1971-S N E8A Amtrak "Day One" w/Pre-Installed Sound+DCC

Road #

4316

Msrp

$130 for Analog/DC. $230 for Digital DCC. $330 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N E8A Amtrak Phase I

176-5346-DCC N E8A Amtrak Phase I w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-5346-S N E8A Amtrak Phase I w/Pre-Installed Sound+DCC

Road #

298

Msrp

$120 for Analog/DC. $220 for Digital DCC. $320 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N E8A Amtrak Phase I

176-5347-DCC N E8A Amtrak Phase I w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-5347-S N E8A Amtrak Phase I w/Pre-Installed Sound+DCC

Road #

322

Msrp

$120 for Analog/DC. $220 for Digital DCC. $320 for DCC+Sound

* MSRP is estimated and subject to change upon release