N EMD SD40

Prototype Information:

Powered by EMD’s turbocharged 16 cylinder, 3000hp engine, the SD40 provided more pulling power than its SD38 predecessor at the cost of greater complexity and maintenance requirements due to the turbocharged engine. Stylistically, the SD40 locomotive series sported three 48 inch radiator fans at the rear of the long hood and a straight radiator secion, unlike the flared radiator of the SD45.

 

Model Information:

The N scale SD40 models include our White LED Headlight, printed numberboards, MU hose detail, and our magnetic knuckle coupler. The mechanism is DCC-Friendly, designed for simple drop-in installation of a DCC decoder of the hobbyist’s choice. This particular style of locomotive is equipped with High mounted brake cylinders on the trucks, and all models are equipped with our new profile blackened metal wheels.

Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K1D4

Road Name Information :

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Algoma Central

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

176-2001

EMD SD40 Algoma Central

180

$99.98

176-2002

EMD SD40 Algoma Central

182

$99.98

Roadname Specific Detailing

• High mount brakes

About the Algoma Central SD40

Known as “The Route of the Black Bear,” the Algoma Central Railway is a Canadian railroad operating entirely in Ontario. Development of the railroad began in 1899. Starting in Sault Ste Marie, the line eventually reach Hearst, Ontario. The discovery of the iron ore deposit at Wawa was the driving force of the Railway’s construction, and proved to be the stimulus of the Sault Ste Marie Steel Industry.

 

ACR was the first Canadian railway to completely switch over to diesel operations. EMD SD40, SD40-2, and GP38-2 locomotives made up the backbone of the ACR fleet in later years, supplemented by rebuilt GP7 locomotives. The main line crossed the Canadian Pacific at Franz and the Canadian National at Oba.

 

Purchased by the Wisconsin Central in 1995, the railroad became famous for its colorful diesel locomotives that began roaming the Wisconsin Central system. In 2001, the Wisconsin Central was purchased by the Canadian National; the ACR is now considered part of CN’s Eastern Division.

 

 

 

Santa Fe

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

176-2006A

EMD SD40 AT&SF

5010

$100

176-2006

EMD SD40 AT&SF

5001

$100

Roadname Specific Detailing

• High mount brakes

About the Santa Fe SD40

The Santa Fe purchased twenty SD40s in 1966, equipped them with extended range dynamic brakes and updated Flexicoil trucks, and thanks to the care that the Santa Fe gave them 18 of them continue to run.

 

 

 

Conrail

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

176-2003

EMD SD40 Conrail

6324

$99.98

176-2004

EMD SD40 Conrail

6345

$99.98

Roadname Specific Detailing

• High mount brakes

About the Conrail SD40

By the time Conrail was created in 1976, production on the SD40 had been replaced with the upgraded Dash 2 series. As a result, Conrail inherited its entire SD40 fleet from the Central Railroad of New Jersey and the Penn Central. The CNJ units came from the Baltimore & Ohio, whereas the PC units came from the Penn Central.

 

 

 

Union Pacific

Stock #

Description

Road #

Msrp

176-2007A

EMD SD40 Union Pacific

3008

$100

176-2007

EMD SD40 Union Pacific

3017

$100

Union Pacific Licensed Product

Roadname Specific Detailing

• High mount brakes

About the Union Pacific SD40

Union Pacific was one of the first railroads to adopt the SD40 into its fleets, favoring the SD40 over its brother, the SD45. During the 70’s and 80’s, UP’s SD40 series fleet was one of the largest diesel fleets in all of North America; a testament to how well these locomotives performed.