Kato USA EMD SDP40F Starter Train Set - Amtrak® N Scale

Item #: 88463
List Price $330.00
Super Buy Price! $279.95
List Price $330.00
Super Buy Price! $279.95

Kato USA EMD SDP40F Starter Train Set - Amtrak® N Scale

The EMD SDP40F was Amtrak's first, official, built to order locomotive (previously they had operated using second hand equipment, such as E8's, F7's and even GG1's). A need for new and more reliable equipment spurred the development of the SDP40F. Based on the framework of the SD40-2, the SDP40F was geared for speed, with a top operational velocity of 100 mph and a pair of steam generators to supply heat and hot water for the passenger trains it would pull, such as the ex-Santa Fe "El Capitan" and "Super chief" (renamed the "Southwest Chief" in its combined state).

Thanks to their SD40-2 heritage, the SDP40F's were fairly simply converted to freight use, which allowed them to maintain relevance after the introduction of their successor, the EMD F40PH, in the late 70's and early 80's. A number of SDP40F's were traded over to the Santa Fe Railway in 1984 where they were modified and repainted into the distinctive warbonnet scheme and maintained in service for nearly 15 years.

Model Features:


  • Amtrak Phase I and Phase II paint locos are a perfect match for the Amtrak El Capitan 10-Car Set, Amtrak Southwest Limited 8-Car Set or Phase I Amfleet I Cars.


  • Freight Versions can be operated with Kato's intermodal equipment, with the BNSF Maersk unit being a perfect companion for the Maersk MAXI-I.


  • All locomotives will be equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers


  • Locomotives feature directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated pre-printed number boards


  • Locomotives have a powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels


  • Locomotives are DCC friendly

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to:www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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