Power up your HO freight operations with Walthers Proto SD9 diesels!
The debut of the SD9 in 1954 marked the next step forward for EMD’s Special Duty line of six-axle diesels, and introduced the new 567C prime mover delivering 1,750 horsepower. Ideal for demanding assignments in helper, yard, transfer and heavy freight service, with its weight spread over six axles, the SD9 was also well suited to branch line duties. By the time production ended in 1959, 515 SD9s were in service on over a dozen railroads and some are still going strong after 50+ years of service!
From superb paint and lettering to railroad-specific details, WalthersProto SD9 locos come ready for service and feature:
Limited edition – one-time run of these configurations
5 pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, quiet running
Easy multiple-unit operation
Superb paint & lettering
LED constant & directional headlights
Heavy die-cast metal underframe
Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers
Based on Phase II (also known as Phase 2) units in service from early 1970s to early 1990s with:
5 Light package with:
Round Gyralight “Undesired Emergency” red light (non-operating on DC units
Dual Mars warning light (Forward only on DC units)
Pyle dual sealed beam headlight
SP style plows
Nathan P3 air horn
Whip-style radio antenna
Farr air filter box
Electrical cabinet rain guard
Rolled-style handrail stanchions
Modern style uncoupling levers
– PRE-ORDER! Early Jan 2020 Delivery.