The Bachmann HO EMD SD40-2 Locomotive W/DCC CSX 8861 models the Electromotive Division of General Mortors remarkable SD40-2, the best selling locomotive in EMD history. With increasing competition from General Electric and their U30C model, EMD designed the Dash 2 Series SD40-2 as their answer to the challenge. The major change over the SD40 locomotive was modular electronic systems. The six axle SD40-2 had a 16-645-E3 16 cylinder turbocharged prime mover rated at 3,000 hp. Between 1972 to 1989 3,982 units were produced for every major North American railroad. EMD with the introduction of the SD40-2 set the industry standard for some years to come.
Road Name and History:
CSX Transportation: Predecessors of CSX include, among many others, included the Petersburg Railroad(ACL) in 1830 and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (C&O) in 1827. Through the 19th and 20th Century Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad became two of the strongest railroads in the Eastern US. Both systems grew through consolidation- C&O merged with Baltimore & Ohio and Western Maryland in 1973. Atlantic Coast Line merged with Seaboard Air Line in 1967- the new company owned Louisville & Nashville as well- which became Seaboard Coast Line. In 1986 Chessie System (Name adopted by C&O/B&O in 1973) and Seaboard System (A new name Seaboard Coast Line adopted) merged to form CSX Transportation. The 1998 split of Conrail between CSX and Norfolk Southern gave CSX a key route from Northern New Jersey to Chicago and St. Louis. CSX is now one of the two major carriers in the Eastern US with operations extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up
Best performance on 18" Radius or Greater