HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Santa Fe


SKU Road Number Price Qty
SXT10907 5525 $ 154.99 Sold Out
SXT10909 5541 $ 154.99 Sold Out
SXT10911 5567 $ 154.99 Sold Out
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ScaleTrains HO Scale: Operator Series - EMD SD45 - DCC & Sound - Santa Fe

Blue & Yellow Warbonnet

The SD45 was the “Big Block Chevy” of EMD’s “1966 Line” of locomotives. In the early 1960s, railroads were requiring more and more horsepower from locomotives to meet the demanding schedules of growing high-priority and intermodal (TOFC) traffic. This equated to faster acceleration and the ability to maintain higher speeds.


Santa Fe/Blue & Yellow Warbonnet

  • Era: 1970s -1980s
  • 5520-5589 Built 10/12-66
  • Roadnumbers 5525, 5541, 5567
  • All-new tooling
  • Fully assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Front and rear full-width MU catch trays with footboards
  • Front and rear early small deck extension with dropsteps
  • Short stepwells with see-through steps
  • Early (“X”) pattern walkway treadplate
  • Latched battery box doors with single louvers
  • Cab sub-base doors with stiffener rib
  • 81” low short hood with plated-over handbrake location
  • Standard EMD high headlight in face of short hood
  • “35-Line” cab with standard front windshields
  • Finely-detailed cab interior
  • Leslie RS-3L-R horn mounted on number board housing
  • Standard electrical cabinet seam
  • No ECAFB
  • Late (ribbed) blower duct housing
  • Inertial air intake grilles without drip rails
  • Separately applied dust bin and exhaust stack
  • Early (short forward taper) extended-range dynamic brakes
  • See-through dynamic brake intake grilles
  • Chickenwire-pattern radiator intake grille mesh
  • Finely-molded 48” spiral-grille dynamic and radiator fans
  • Short “Nub-Bottom” pilot face
  • End handrails with top-and-end mount stanchions
  • Accurately profiled underbody frame rail with separate bolster webs
  • Tall jacking pads with holes (early)
  • Flush-mount EFCO button
  • 4,000-gallon fuel tank
  • Detailed Flexicoil-C trucks with low-mounted brake cylinders and Hyatt bearing caps
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with semi-scale Type “E” knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Motor with 5-pole skew-wound armature
  • Dual balanced flywheels
  • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
  • Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Detail kit available separately: wire grab irons, trainline hoses, MU hose clusters, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, and more (SXT81180)
  • Color matched to Tru-Color Paint colors whenever possible
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:
  • “Essential Sound Unit” DCC & Sound Decoder
  • Oval speaker
  • Accurate EMD 20-645E3 prime mover and auxiliary sounds
  • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts*

* Note: some sound and lighting functions on DCC & sound-equipped versions are not operable using DC

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