Detailed Information

NEW FEATURES FOR ALL SD39S IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT:

  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability
  • Photo-etched stainless steel windshield wipers

 

N&W FEATURES:

  • Ex ITC
  • Gong style bell
  • Non-dynamic
  • MU hose catch trays on front & rear
  • Engineer side all-weather-window
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Leslie 3-chime horn
  • Each number features different patches and logos per the prototypes

On September 1, 1981, the Norfolk and Western Railway purchased the Illinois Terminal Railroad. The former ITC SD39s received “NW” patches on the units to denote their new owner. The bright green and yellow colors provided a splash of variety on the N&W roster. The green paint faded quickly- resulting in a very washed-out appearance for the SD39s.

 

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard Econami sound decoder by Soundtraxx
  • Engine startup sound sequence
  • Dynamic brake sound or Non-Dynamic Straight to idle on F4
  • Extra prime mover and horn sounds exclusive to Athearn version Sounds recorded from a real EMD 12-645E3
  • Multiple bell sound files user configurable via Configuration Value (CV)
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Current Keeper ready with on board expansion plug
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via CV changes

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:

  • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service”equipment; “Tattered and Torn” just like the real thing
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

PROTOTYPE INFO:

In 1966, EMD updated its locomotive catalog with entirely new models, all powered by the new 645 diesel engine. The SD39 had 2,300 hp from a turbocharged V12. The SD39 had the smallest prime mover of the SD locomotives in the EMD catalog. 54 were built for American railroads.

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Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Econami
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No

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