Body Style : Diesel Engine SD50. DCC Readiness : DC/DCC Dual Mode Detector.
Paint Color(s) : Gray and Scarlet with White-Speed Lettering. Prototype Era : Era V: Modern 1979 to Present. EMD introduced the SD-50 in the early 1980's. It had a 16 cylinder, 3500HP engine. It attained the power that they had earlier gotten from a 20 cylinder engine.The 1st was built in January 1981 for KCS. It was designed to replace the SD-40-2 on a 2 for 3 basis. 421 standard units were built for 13 railroads.
The new, longer frame allowed the dynamic brake resistors to be relocated. They were moved to a cooler area on the train.They are located between the central air intake and the cab. The SD-50 and SD-60 can be distinguished by the door panels.
The SD-50 features four latched doors in six door panels. The SD-60 has six latched doors in eight door panels. The "wide nose" or "safety cab" was 1st 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. It went from a 3-piece to 2-piece windshield.
Also, the nose was tapered to improve visibility for the crew. Burlington Northern was the first recipient of the revised model. I have qty (2) trains, both in similar condition, NIB (New in the Box). Decoder Equipped with Pre-Installed'Digital Plus. Decoder is a Lenz designed LEO62XF Universal Decoder.At home with all NMRA DCC systems. 128 speed steps with loadable speed tables. Directional or complete Rule 17 lighting effects. Advanced Consisting, 4 Digit addressing. NIB (new in box) trains have never been ran, or only lightly ran to test the train. I may take a train out of its box to photograph it. I take hi-res photos so you can judge cosmetic quality and wheel wear for yourself. Message me if you have questions or problems with an item so I can resolve promptly! Thanks for supporting my business! This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "superiorbrandz" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.