New Road Names and Road Numbers!

 

EMD introduced the SD-50 in the early 1980s with a 16 cylinder, 3500 h.p. engine to attain the power that they had early gotten from a 20 cylinder locomotive. The new, longer frame allowed the dynamic brake resistors to be relocated to a cooler area found between the central air intake and the cab.

The SD-60 varied little from its predecessor visually, the main changes taking place internally with the aging 645F engine being replaced by the 710G. The two locomotives can be distinguished by the door panels; the SD-50 features four latched doors in six door panels whereas the SD-60 has six latched doors in eight door panels.

The "wide nose" or "safety cab" was first offered as an option to US railroads in 1988. Union Pacific received the first units in early 1989. In 1991, the contour of the nose was changed slightly, going from a 3-piece to 2-piece windshield and tapering the sides of the nose to improve visibility for the crew. Burlington Northern was the first recipient of the revised model.

Standard MSRP:
$99.95
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $134.95
Estimated Delivery:
January 2005

Features:

  • Directional lighting
  • Separate plow and winterization hatch that can be installed by the modeler
  • Blackened wheels
  • Slower speed motor for closer to scale speeds
  • Full pilots with body mount AccuMateŽ magnetic knuckle couplers!
  • Golden-White LEDs
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
STANDARD ITEM# ROAD NAME ROAD NUMBER ITEM# WITH DECODER
N SD-50 Locomotive - New Road Names
49300 Undecorated    
49323 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6704 49366
49324 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6726 49367
49325 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) No #  
49326 CSX* (Yellow/Gray/Blue)
"Bright Future"
8555 49368
49327 CSX* (Yellow/Gray/Blue)
"Bright Future"
8563 49369
49328 CSX* (Yellow/Gray/Blue)
"Bright Future"
No #  
49329 Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (Green/Gray/Yellow) 5022 49370
49330 Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (Green/Gray/Yellow) 5033 49371
49331 Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern (Green/Gray/Yellow) No #  
N SD-50 Locomotive - New Road Numbers
49332 Rio Grande† (Black/Orange) 5503 49372
49333 Rio Grande† (Black/Orange) 5507 49373
49334 Rio Grande† (Black/Orange) No #  
N SD-60 - New Road Names
49000 Undecorated    
49031 Soo Line (White/Red/Black) 6033 49123
49032 Soo Line (White/Red/Black) 6038 49124
49033 Soo Line (White/Red/Black) No #  
N SD-60M - New Road Numbers (3 Window Cab)
49200 Undecorated - 3 Window    
49213 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) 6207 49239
49214 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) 6213 49240
49215 Union Pacific† (Yellow/Gray/Red) No #  
N SD-60M - New Road Names (2 Window Cab)
49250 Undecorated - 2 Window    
49269 BNSF (Orange/Yellow/Green)
9263 49294
49270 BNSF (Orange/Yellow/Green)
9276 49295
49271 BNSF (Orange/Yellow/Green)
No #  
49272 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 6778 49296
49273 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 6801 49297
49274 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) No #  
*CSX licensed product †Union Pacific licensed product

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