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
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.