Brand: Kato USA Model Train Products
Color: Csx Dark Future
- Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels
- Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards
- DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation
- Drop in DCC compatible with the Digitrax DN163K1C or Train Control Systems K1D4-NC
Details: Introduced in 1992, EMD’s SD70M was a 4000 horsepower locomotive that rode 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 SD70 series locomotives to pull a train that would have taken three SD40-2s to pull. The pre-2002 versions of these engines had a flat radiator design instead of the flared radiator that is more commonly associated with modern engines. The CSX acquired many SD70M’s later in this unit’s life cycle, acquiring them from Norfolk Southern, Southern Pacific, and even taking possession of EMD’s demo units.
Release Date: 16-06-2021