The Bachmann HO EMD SD70ACe DCC SV New York Central (NS) models ElectroMotive Division of General Motors' SD70ACe. The SD70ACe is similar to the SD70MAC- both have AC traction- but the newer SD70ACe has upgrades to meet Tier 2 requirements, a new underframe, and cable and airlines designed for easier access by maintenance workers. The EMD SD70ACe began production in 2004, and is still in production. The EMD 16-710G3C-T2 prime mover provides 4,300 hp. The unit is a six-axle locomotive.
Road Name and History:
New York Central commemorative (Norfolk Southern Railway): Norfolk Southern is the product of the 1982 merger of two major US rail systems, the Southern Railway and Norfolk & Western Railway. Both of the predecessor railroads built from roots in the South- Southern in South Carolina in 1827, N & W in Virginia in 1838. Both grew through consolidation to become very important Class I railroads, Southern in the Southeast and Norfolk Southern in the Midwest. Both railroads have been extremely well managed and very innovative, and the combined company continues this tradition. The 1999 aquisition of Conrail (Part was purchased by CSX) gave NS even broader market reach. The addition of Conrail routes also helped diversify the carrier's traffic base, especially the Northern New Jersey-Chicago Corridor. In 2012 Norfolk Southern painted brand new locomotives in color schemes based on their major predecessor railroads in honor of their 30th Anniversary.
Recommended for Ages 14 and Up.