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SOO Line SD40-2 #769


Product Manufacturer: Athearn
Brand: Ready To Roll
Manufacturer Model: ATH16617
Store Item Number: ATH16617
Quantity In Stock: 1

SOO Line SD40-2 #769

In 1985, the SOO repainted several of their SD40-2's into the "Hockey Stick" scheme, featuring a straight line separating the red and white colors. They remained much the same even into the 2000s.

All road numbers

  • 81" nose, chckenwire grills, small anticlimber
  • Windshield wipers
  • Leslie RSU-3L horn offset on cab
  • Illuminated Xenon strobe on cab (effect with DCC+Sound)
  • Small firecracker antenna
  • Speed recorder
  • Cab vent

 

SOO Line #769

  • 2-pane all weather window on engineer's side
  • Short plow
  • 3200-gallon fuel tank

 

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Four road numbers
  • Coupler cut levers with loops
  • Trainline and MU hoses with silver ends
  • "Mushroom" nose vent on right side
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • Antiglare panel
  • Standard late Dash-2 4-window cab without louvers or roof seam
  • See through cab windows
  • Sliding cab side windows
  • Welded ECAFB
  • See-through dynamic brake and radiator fans
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Frame mounted bell
  • Detailed 4000-gallon fuel tank
  • Separately applied air tanks
  • Speed recorder attached to appropriate axle per prototype (except undecorated)
  • McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup
  • 5-pole motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for trouble-free operation
  • Compatible with ATHG63839 Genesis motor retrofit kit
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • DCC Ready 8 and 9 pin Quick Plug™ technology
  • Available also with factory installed RTR Sound by Soundtraxx
  • Nickel plated, blackened machined wheels
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Replacement parts available including motor brushes
  • Minimum radius: 18"
  • Recommended radius: 22"

 

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

  • The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000-horsepower (2,200 kW) C-C diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1972 to 1989.
  • The SD40-2 was introduced in January 1972 as part of EMD's Dash 2 series, competing against the GE U30C and the ALCO Century 630. Although higher-horsepower locomotives were available, including EMD's own SD45-2, the reliability and versatility of the 3,000-horsepower SD40-2 made it the best-selling model in EMD's history and the standard of the industry for several decades after its introduction. The SD40-2 was an improvement over the SD40, with modular electronic control systems similar to those of the experimental DDA40X.
  • Peak production of the SD40-2 was in the mid-1970s. Sales of the SD40-2 began to diminish after 1981 due to the oil crisis, increased competition from GE's Dash-7 series and the introduction of the EMD SD50, which was available concurrently to late SD40-2 production. The last SD40-2 delivered to a United States railroad was built in July 1984, with production continuing for railroads in Canada until 1988, Mexico until February 1986, and Brazil until October 1989.
  • SD40-2s are still quite usable nearly fifty years after the first SD40 was made, and many SD40s and locomotives from the pre-Dash-2 series (GP/SD 40s, 39s and 38s, and even some SD45s) have been updated to Dash-2 specifications, possibly including downgrading from 20-645E to 16-645E engines, including, certainly, Dash-2 electrical controls, although the pre-Dash-2 frames cannot accommodate the somewhat similar HTC truck in the space allocated to the Flexicoil C truck (the frame is not long enough). Most SD40-2s which remain in service have by now been rebuilt "in-kind" for another 30 to 40 years of service, although a few (under 30) have been rebuilt to incorporate a 12-cylinder EFI-equipped 710G engine.

 

Specifications

  • DCC: Ready
  • SOUND: Ready
  • Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years

 

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Model Train > Locomotive > Diesel Locomotive > EMD (Electro-Motive Division) > SD40-2
Scale: HO
Reporting Marks: SOO 769
Railroad:
Soo Line (Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie)
Soo Line (Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie)

Assembly: fully assembled
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