Atlas O 30138148 - Premier - SD70ACe Diesel Locomotive "Montana Rail Link" #4404 w/ PS3 (Essential Workers)

Atlas O 30138148 - Premier - SD70ACe Diesel Locomotive "Montana Rail Link" #4404 w/ PS3 (Essential Workers)

SKU: AO-30138148
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$ 649.95
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Product Information

Announced Date: April 2022
Released Date: Est. 4th Quarter 2022
Individually Boxed: N/A
  • Road Name: Montana Rail Link
  • Road Number: 4404
  • Product Line: Atlas O Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Est. 4th Quarter 2022

Note: Prices are subject to change due to board availability/cost

  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Operating LED Ditch Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 18 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 4”
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

The DC-motored SD70M-2 and AC-motored SD70ACe are EMD’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, they also have a higher purpose: to recapture the lead in North American locomotive sales that EMD lost to General Electric in 1987. Under the hood of both engines beats a third-generation model 710 diesel with 4300 horsepower; only slight modifications were needed to make the 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 these engines has been re-thought to create a 21st century locomotive. The engines’ angular nose offers the crew far better visibility than most other locomotives, and the cab is comfortable for engineers of almost any size and accommodates a crew of three — an important factor in a modern world without cabooses. Digital screens provide a range of information on what is happening both inside the locomotive and out on the road. The key difference between the SD70M-2 and the SD70ACe is what’s under the floor: traditional DC traction motors in the SD70M-2’s trucks and AC traction motors in the SD70ACe. While AC traction motors put more tractive effort on the rails and enable an SD70ACe to start a heavier train with the same horsepower, that additional capability comes at a cost. AC-powered locomotives are both more expensive and more electrically complex than engines with DC traction motors, which most diesels have used since the 1940s.

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