EMD NW2 Switcher

Prototype Information:

EMD’s NW2 switcher’s lifetime was nearly cut short just three years after its introduction, with the establishment of the War Production Board in 1942, which dictated that EMD was to halt all production of switching locomotives, manufacturing only road diesels during the years of 1942 to 1945. However, such was the popularity of this end cab switching locomotive that after the restriction was lifted, the NW2 sprung back as many railroads placed orders for this little 1000hp powerhouse; today these locomotives can still be found enjoying continued service in rail yards.

 

Model Information:

Kato’s own N scale NW2 replicates each and every rivet of prototype detail with pinpoint precision, while emphasizing low-speed, high-power pulling. It also features directional headlights (without any of the lightpiping equipment intruding on the interior cab detail), low profile wheels, illuminated numberboards, and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers.

Model Features:

  • All locomotives will be equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards.
  • Sophisticated lightpiping keeps the visible cab interior free of lighting equipment.
  • Interior cab can be populated with N scale figures from our N Yard Crew Day/Night set, #24-270
  • Locomotives is DCC friendly, able to take drop in decoders such as Digitrax DN123K3 or Train Control Systems K3D3

Available Paint Schemes; click for higher resolution images

Burlington Northern

Union Pacific

Santa Fe

Available Models

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

Stock #

Description

N NW2 AT&SF

176-4375-DCC: N NW2 AT&SF w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-4375-S: N NW2 AT&SF w/Pre-Installed DCC + Sound

Road #

#2412

Msrp

$135 for Analog/DC. $235 for Digital DCC. $335 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N NW2 AT&SF

176-4376-DCC: N NW2 AT&SF w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-4376-S: N NW2 AT&SF w/Pre-Installed DCC + Sound

Road #

#2414

Msrp

$135 for Analog/DC. $235 for Digital DCC. $335 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N NW2 Burlington Northern

176-4377-DCC: N NW2 Burlington Northern w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-4377-S: N NW2 Burlington Northern w/Pre-Installed DCC + Sound

Road #

#534

Msrp

$135 for Analog/DC. $235 for Digital DCC. $335 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N NW2 Burlington Northern

176-4378-DCC: N NW2 Burlington Northern w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-4378-S: N NW2 Burlington Northern w/Pre-Installed DCC + Sound

Road #

#543

Msrp

$135 for Analog/DC. $235 for Digital DCC. $335 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N NW2 Union Pacific

176-4379-DCC: N NW2 Union Pacific w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-4379-S: N NW2 Union Pacific w/Pre-Installed DCC + Sound

Road #

#1032

Msrp

$135 for Analog/DC. $235 for Digital DCC. $335 for DCC+Sound

Stock #

Description

N NW2 Union Pacific

176-4380-DCC: N NW2 Union Pacific w/Pre-Installed DCC

176-4380-S: N NW2 Union Pacific w/Pre-Installed DCC + Sound

Road #

#1039

Msrp

$135 for Analog/DC. $235 for Digital DCC. $335 for DCC+Sound