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Kato SD-45 Locomotives

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2011 Release:
Announced: 6-2-11
Orders Due: 6-20-11
ETA: Delivered
2010 Release:
Announced: 6-1-10
Orders Due: 6-22-10
ETA: October 2010
Prior Releases:
Announced: 1995/96

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Not all items can be in stock at all times.
Due to minimum order requirements and shipping charges we "bunch" up re-orders to save you money.

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The Prototype

Notable as the first locomotive with an engine larger than 16 cylinders upon its introduction in 1965, the EMD SD45 was used on nearly every railroad at one time or another. Over the course of six years, EMD built a whopping 1260 SD45 locomotives for freight use on more than 25 railroads, with many more acquiring them second-hand. The SD45, while sharing the same common frame as the EMD SD40, was distinguished by a number of characteristics such as the flared radiator that stretched across the side of the locomotive's long hood. Several SD45 locomotives are still preserved and in service today.

SPSF "Kodachrome": The Southern Pacific and Sante Fe railroads attempted to merge their companies in the 1980s; in anticipation, a number of locomotives were painted in a paint scheme that combined the SP red with Santa Fe's distinct "Warbonnet" decoration. The intention was for each locomotive to carry the "SPSF" logo, but before they could be completed the merger was denied by Interstate Commerce Comission. A fair number of locomotives remained in this paint scheme, carrying either the "SP" or "SF" designation to identify which railroad they belonged to. This particular paint scheme was nicknamed the "Kodachrome" scheme, due to its similarity to the distinct coloring of Kodak film of the same name.

The Model

  • Locomotives feature directional white LED headlights and preprinted numberboards
  • Great Northern "Big Sky Blue" locomotives will come with special user-applied preprinted and painted detail parts to replicate the prototype's railing-mounted logo plate.
  • Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor and featuring a 9 3/4" minimum turning radius.
  • DCC friendly and ready for drop in decoder installation of a Digitrax DN163K1B or Train Control Systems K1D4
  • Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels.
  • Equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
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2011 Release
Part #: Kat-176-3128 - Santa Fe (ATSF) “Warbonnet” - Road #: 5384 - EMD SD45
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Part #: Kat-176-3129 - Santa Fe (ATSF) “Warbonnet” - Road #: 5396 - EMD SD45
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Part #: Kat-176-3131 - Southern Pacific (SP) “Speed Lettering” - Road #: 8584 - EMD SD45
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Part #: Kat-176-3132 - Southern Pacific (SP) “Speed Lettering” - Road #: 8613 - EMD SD45
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Part #: Kat-176-3133 - Union Pacific (UP) - Road #: 3621 - EMD SD45
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Part #: Kat-176-3134 - Union Pacific (UP) - Road #: 3639 - EMD SD45  
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2010 Release
Part #: KAT-176-3121 - SPSF "Kodachrome" - Road #: 5345 (Santa Fe) - EMD SD45 Locomotive
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Part #: KAT-176-3122 - SPSF "Kodachrome" - Road #: 5348 (Santa Fe) - EMD SD45 Locomotive
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Part #: KAT-176-3123 - D&RGW - Road #: 5327 - EMD SD45 Locomotive

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Part #: KAT-176-3124 - D&RGW - Road #: 5334 - EMD SD45 Locomotive
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Part #: KAT-176-3125 - Great Northern "Big Sky Blue" - Road #: 412 - EMD SD45 Locomotive - Includes special customer applied detail plate with Great Northern logo to match the prototype
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Part #: KAT-176-3126 - Great Northern "Big Sky Blue" - Road #: 419 - EMD SD45 Locomotive - Includes special customer applied detail plate with Great Northern logo to match the prototype
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Part #: KAT-176-3127 - Great Northern "Hustle Muscle" - Road #: 400 - EMD SD45 Locomotive
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The Kato EMD SD45 locomotive was last produced in 1996.

The information below is provided as courtesy reference for those modelers seeking the locomotives on the second-hand market.

Second Production, $95.00 [July, 1996] —

Stock #

Railroad

Paint Scheme

Road # & Photo if Available

176-3106

Chicago & North Western

Zito Yellow

6527

176-3107

Chicago & North Western

Zito Yellow

6568

176-3108

CP Rail

Red "Two Flags" Scheme

5493

176-3109

CP Rail

Red "Two Flags" Scheme

5494

176-3110

Erie Lackawanna

Gray & Maroon

3613

176-3111

Erie Lackawanna

Gray & Maroon

3632

176-3112

Great Northern

Orange & Green

410

176-3113

Great Northern

Orange & Green

415

176-3114

Reading

Yellow & Green "Bee Line Service"

7601

176-3115

Reading

Yellow & Green "Bee Line Service"

7602

176-3116

Southern Pacific

Gray & Red "Speed Lettering"

8663

176-3117

Southern Pacific

Gray & Red "Speed Lettering"

8665

176-3118

Union Pacific

Yellow & Gray

6

176-3119

Union Pacific

Yellow & Gray

9

First Production, $95.00 [May, 1995] —

Stock #

Railroad

Paint Scheme

Road # & Photo if Available

176-310

Undecorated

176-311

Santa Fe

Blue & Yellow "Warbonnet"

5300

176-312

Santa Fe

Blue & Yellow "Warbonnet"

5426

176-313

Burlington Northern

Green & Black

6480

176-314

Burlington Northern

Green & Black

6497

176-315

Conrail

Blue

6072

176-316

Conrail

Blue

6152

176-317

Delaware & Hudson

Gray & Blue

802

176-318

Delaware & Hudson

Gray & Blue

803

176-319

Southern Pacific

Gray & Red

7500

176-31A

Southern Pacific

Gray & Red

7514

176-31B

Union Pacific

Yellow & Gray

3605

176-31C

Union Pacific

Yellow & Gray

3633

176-31D

Wisconsin Central

Maroon & Gold

6582

176-31E

Wisconsin Central

Maroon & Gold

6585

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Stock Checks:

Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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