New Paint Schemes!


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:
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $159.95
Limited Edtion MSRP: $129.95
Decoder-Equipped Limited Edition MSRP: $164.95
Estimated Delivery:
June 2009


  • Directional lighting
  • Separate plow and winterization hatch that can be installed by the modeler
  • Blackened wheels
  • Slower speed motor for closer to scale speeds
  • AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Golden-White LEDs

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

(Technical artwork and models from previous run shown)

Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
N SD-50 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
49300 Undecorated - -
49342 Southern Pacific (Grey/Red) 5510 49379
49343 Southern Pacific (Grey/Red) 5514 49380
49344 Southern Pacific (Grey/Red) 5517 -
N SD-50 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
49345 Union Pacific (SP Patch) (Grey/Red/Yellow) 9847 49381
49346 Union Pacific (SP Patch) (Grey/Red/Yellow) 9855 49382
N SD-50 Locomotive - Limited Edition!
49341 National Railway Equipment Co. (Blue/Gold/White) 5462 49378
N SD-60 Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
49000 Undecorated - -
49051 Soo Line (Red/White) 6042 49137
49052 Soo Line (Red/White) 6050 49138
49053 Soo Line (Red/White) 6057 -
N SD-60 Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
49049 CSX* (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 8707 49135
49050 CSX* (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 8708 49136
N SD-60M 3 Window Cab Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
49200 Undecorated 3 Window - -
49225 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 9200 49248
49226 Burlington Northern (Green/Black/White) 9208 49249
N SD-60M 3 Window Cab Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
49222 BNSF (Power Bar Logo) (Orange/Black/Yellow) 9206 49245
49223 BNSF (BN Paint) (Green/Black/White) 9212 49246
49224 BNSF (BN Paint) (Green/Black/White) 9222 49247

*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Southern Pacific and Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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