The best-selling model in EMD history, the SD40-2 was manufactured continuously from 1972-1989. An improvement on its SD40 predecessor, it set the industry standard for reliable engines for an entire generation. Nearly 4,000 were produced and a number have been upgraded to remain in service for another decade-plus.
This HO scale model — replicating a Norfolk Southern SD40-2 — is DCC & Sound-equipped (with 16-bit polyphonic audio including prime mover, air horn, and bells) and features illuminated number boards, an operating LED headlight, see-through cab windows, a well-equipped interior, realistic handrails and steps, an authentic underframe, magnetically operated knuckle couplers, and RP25 metal wheels with added weight for smooth operation. Minimum radius of 18". Measures approximately 9½" long