Bachmann HO Scale SD40-2 Diesel Locomotive, Norfolk Southern No. 3430, DCC Sound Value on Board
HO SD40-2 with DCC Sound Value - NS Thoroughbred #3430
The dependable, versatile 3,000-HSP SD40-2 was one of EMD's best-selling engines. We have added a DCC sound-equipped version to our line of popular SD40-2 Diesels. It includes our Sound Value SoundTraxx® diesel sound package with prototypical prime mover, 3 air horns, and bell—all in polyphonic 16-bit sound.
Performs best on 18" radius curves or greater.
Bachmann No. 67204
The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000-horsepower C-C diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1972 to 1989. It was introduced 1972 as part of EMD's Dash 2 series to compete 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 top selling model in EMD's history and the standard of the industry for several decades. The SD40-2 was an improvement over the SD40 because of ah modular electronic control systems.
The 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. Many SD40-2s remain in service.