HO EMD SW1200 w/LokSound 5 Sound & DCC -- New Haven #648 (black, red, white; Large NH Logo)

$207.98

Brand: Walthers Proto 

Part #: 920 - 41443

Description

  • Limited edition - one time run of these roadnumbers
  • Based on units in service 1954 to present
  • Flexicoil or AAR Type A sideframes with plain or roller bearings as appropriate
  • Sill- or hood-mounted handrails as appropriate
  • Available with ESU LokSound 5 sound for DCC and DC layouts
  • Road-specific details
  • 5-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
  • LED constant and directional headlights
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

 By 1954, railroads were buying diesels as fast as EMD could build them, and customer demand for more powerful units carried over into the switcher market as well. With the introduction of the new 567C prime mover that year, EMD rolled out new 900- (SW9) and 1200-horsepower (SW1200) models, which shared the same basic body with minor variations. SW1200s were produced through 1966, when earlier GPs began taking over yard chores, but these later SW models have lead long lives, with many still serving shortline and industrial roads long after "retirement" by the original owners.

 Based on NH units in service from 1959 to 1969 merger with Penn Central, featuring:

Based on NH units in service from 1959 to 1969 merger with Penn Central, featuring:

  • Hancock air whistle
  • Dual lens headlights
  • Roller bearing Flexicoil trucks with cutout frame skirting
  • 600-gallon fuel tank
  • Drop steps
  • Footboards on pilots

                     

 

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