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EMD SD9 Standard DC Southern Pacific(TM) #3873; 1965 Renumbering (gray, Scarlet, white)

SKU: W2048713
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The debut of the SD9 in 1954 marked the next step forward for EMD's Special Duty line of six-axle diesels, and introduced the new 567C prime mover delivering 1,750 horsepower. Ideal for demanding assignments in helper, yard, transfer and heavy freight service, with its weight spread over six axles, the SD9 was also well suited to branch line duties. By the time production ended in 1959, 515 SD9s were in service on over a dozen railroads and some are still going strong!

From superb paint and lettering to era- and railroad-specific details, WalthersProto SD9s come ready for service and feature:

  • One time run of these road numbers, order now - limited quantity available
  • Prototypes in service 1954 to the present - several preserved today
  • Used in helper, yard, transfer, heavy freight and branch line service
  • Road- and era-specific details
  • Formed wire grab irons
  • Etched-metal loift rings
  • 21-pin DCC plug
  • Correct size RP-25 metal wheels
  • All-wheel drive and electrical pick up
  • 5 pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, quiet running
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Superb paint and lettering
  • Warm white LED constant and directional headlights
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

Road-specific features of this WalthersProto replica include:

  • Brass Nathan P3 air horn
  • Whip-style radio antenna with mast and SP-style conduit
  • SP 5-light package with Mars dual sealed-beam headlights, Gyralight & UDE emergency light for DCC; operating headlights & front Gyralight on DC units
  • Cab-mount wind deflectors
  • Photo-etched cab sunshades
  • Rolled-style handrail stanchions
  • Drop steps
  • SP-style pilot plows front and rear
  • Dynamic brakes
  • Roof-mounted air cooling piping
  • MU hoses

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