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176-8610-LS, Kato N Scale EMD SD70M, With ESU LokSound DCC, UP #4848

$315.00 See Price in Cart

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MSRP: $315.00



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176-8610-LS Kato N Scale EMD SD70M, With Kato Installed ESU LokSound DCC
Union Pacific #4848

*These sound equipped units go into queue for sound installation at Kato once we submit our order request to them to fulfill your order. It normally takes 3-4 weeks for these locos to come in once we have received your order. Thanks for your patience and understanding. 

Kato Item #: 176-8610-LS

These models will be equipped with all-wheel electrical pickup and blackened metal wheels in trucks that replicate the HTCR Phase II trucks. The NS and UP versions will feature a Phase II Wide Cab and Flared Radiators.


  • Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels
  • Floating-axle shock-absorber design to maximize tracking and performance
  • Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted number boards
  • Kato magnetic knuckle coupler
  • Kato Installed ESU LokSound DCC

Prototype History

Introduced in 1992, EMD SD70M was a 4000 horsepower locomotive that ran on EMD’s new steerable truck design, known as the HTCR-II radial truck. This new truck allowed the locomotive to transfer its power to the rails more efficiently, which in turn enabled two SD70M locomotives to pull a train that would have taken 3 SD40-2’s to pull. The DC brother of the SD70MAC, the SD70M was primarily put to work hauling coal trains due to its high pulling capacity.