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EMD SD70MAC Locomotives

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Announced: 10-31-08
Orders Due: 11-05-08
ETA: January 2009
Nose Headlight version

Prior Releases
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Due to minimum order requirements and shipping charges we "bunch" up re-orders to save you money.

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Prototype Information -

The General Motors Locomotive Group (GMLG) Electro-Motive ision (EMD) SD70MAC is one of the most common locomotives plying the rails today. Originally introduced in late 1993 with an order for the Burlington Northern, the production now totals over 900 units, exceeding the combined production of the SD80MAC and SD90MAC locomotives by over 300 units.

Designed to be a solid locomotive to upgrade the Burlington Northern fleet, the SD70MAC has its origins in the SD60MAC design demonstrated on the BN.

At this time, the SD70MAC, in all of its versions, has been operated by six different railroads in a total of eight different paint schemes. The railroads that operate this locomotive span from East to West and from Mexico to Alaska! The locomotives are used to haul all kinds of freight, and even passenger trains (Alaska Railroad). For comparison, the SD80MAC has been operated in three paint schemes and the SD90MAC has been operated by three railroads in four paint schemes.

Model Features -

All of these models will feature our White LED Headlight, magnetic knuckle couplers, printed and lighted number boards, MU hose detail, a powerful five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels, and a DCC-friendly mechanism. Additionally, the models will feature walkway-mounted, lighted ditch lights! Handrails will be made of a paintable material so modelers can easily add white end railings.

Featuring a new bodyshell and trucks to correctly represent this version of the SD70MAC, these models will also be equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up and blackened metal wheels. The trucks replicate EMD's HTCR Phase I trucks.

Paint Scheme Information -

As noted above in the Prototype History, the SD70MAC grew out of the EMD/BN SD60MAC demonstrators. The first SD70MAC was delivered to the BN in 1993 and established a standard locomotive type that remains a favorite on BNSF today. As the last new locomotives purchased by Burlington Northern, the SD70MAC has a special place in US Railroad History.

BNSF Merger Scheme

When the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe railroads announced that they would be merging, a special one-of-a-kind locomotive was released from the paint shop. This very special locomotive commemorated the merger in a unique way: the famous Santa Fe "Warbonnet" styling was painted using the attractive Burlington Northern "Executive" colors. The locomotive was a rolling "paint scheme merger!" As the only SD70MAC to ever wear a "Warbonnet" paint scheme, Kato is pleased to offer the locomotive in model form.

BNSF "Swoosh" SD70MAC

Kato is happy to announce the SD70MAC in BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) “Swoosh” Cab Headlight and Nose Headlight variations. The “Swoosh” paint scheme is the latest look for the BNSF rail road; at once celebrating its past history, while at the same time modernizing its look for the future.  Available in both Cab headlight variation and Nose headlight variations.  This scheme is also known as the "PowerBar, Wedge, Nike, 2005, and New Image" scheme.


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EMD SD70MAC with Nose Headlight
All of these models will feature our popular White LED Headlight, magnetic knuckle couplers, printed and lighted number boards, MU hose detail, a powerful five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels, and a DCC-friendly mechanism. Additionally, the models will feature walkway-mounted, lighted ditch lights! Handrails will be made of a paintable material so modelers can easily add white end railings.
These models will be equipped with all-wheel electrical pick-up and blackened metal wheels in trucks that replicate the HTCR Phase II trucks. (On the prototype, this truck evolved from the HT-C trucks found on the SD40-2 through SD60 and features radial steering capability).
Item Description Pricing & Order Link
Second Production
Part #: Kat-176-6407 BNSF “Swoosh" a/k/a "Nike/Power Bar/Wedge/2005/ New Image” Scheme - Road #: 8987 - EMD SD70MAC w/Nose Headlight
Photo credit to Paul Rome 06/06/2008 Waverly, NE  Photo from: Locophotos.com
Permission requested to use these photos
For Cab headlight variation click here

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Previous Production
Part #: Kat - 176-6400 - Undecorated
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Part #: Kat - 176-6401 - BNSF - "Heritage II" - Road #8802
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Sorry, Sold Out
Part #: Kat - 176-6402 - BNSF - "Heritage II" - Road #9959
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Sorry, Sold Out
Part #: Kat - 176-6403 - Alaska - (Blue & Yellow) - Road # 4001
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Sorry, Sold Out
Part #: Kat - 176-6404 - Alaska (Blue & Yellow) - Road #4014
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Sorry, Sold Out
Part #: Kat - 176-6405 - NAFTA Railway - Road #1602
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Sorry, Sold Out
Part #: Kat - 176-6406 - NAFTA Railway - Road #1634
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Sorry, Sold Out
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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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