The SD70ACe is Electro-Motive Diesel’s hope for the future. While designed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier-2 emissions requirements that took effect on January 1, 2005, this replacement for the SD70MAC also has a higher purpose: to recapture the lead in North American locomotive sales that EMD lost to General Electric in 1987.
Under the hood beats a third-generation model 710 diesel with 4300 horsepower only slight modifications were needed to make the existing model 710 meet new emission standards. With 5000 such motors in service worldwide and a reputation for dependability, EMD reasoned that shop crews would prefer familiar technology.
Other than the prime mover, however, virtually every element of the SD70ACe has been re-thought to create a 21st century locomotive. Ergonomics were a prime consideration. The engine’s angular nose offers the crew far better visibility than most other locomotives, and the cab is comfortable for engineers of almost any size. Digital screens provide a range of information on what is happening both inside the locomotive and out on the road. The cab easily accommodates a crew of three — an important factor in a modern world without cabooses. And there is, of course, a cupholder for the engineer.
Features: intricately detailed ABS body, authentic paint scheme & cab numbers, die-cast truck sides, pilots and fuel tank, metal chassis, metal handrails, two cab figures, directionally controlled headlights, RP-25 metal wheels mounted on metal axles, powerful 5-pole precision flywheel equipped motor, locomotive speed control in scale MPH increments, lighted cab interior, illuminated number boards, lighted marker lights, operating ditch lights, built-In NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC and operates on Code 70, 83, & 100 rail curves.
For use on a DC powered HO scale train track. Can also be converted to run on a DCC HO scale train track using the appropriate 8-pin DCC decoder. Operates On 18" Radius Curves. Measures:10 9/16" x 1 7/16" x 2 3/16".