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WalthersMainline EMD SD50 (ESU Sound and DCC) - Chessie System (B&O) No. 8583

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HO Scale
Dual Mode DC/DCC
ESU® Sound

(ESU Sound and DCC)

Chessie System  No. 8583

Limited Edition!

As demand for higher-horsepower units and better fuel economy continued to grow in the late 1970s, EMD began testing a new six-axle model in 1979, which entered production as the SD50 in 1981.

Like the prototype, this locomotive is a great addition to your railroad's fleet of heavy diesel road units.

  • Prototypes in service 1981 to present in main line, regional and lease-fleet service
  • All-new drive including newly tooled power trucks and HT-C sideframes
  • Open grating on steps
  • Updated shell with molded drill starter points for grab irons in EMD SD50-60 Diesel Detail Kit (WA-910-256) sold separately
  • RP-25 metal wheels
  • Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers
  • Equipped with ESU sound and DCC
  • 4 Function outputs with brightness control by CV
  • 14, 28, 128 speed steps
  • Dual-mode DC-DCC
  • 4 Air horns changeable by CVs
  • 2 Bells changeable by CVs
  • Same powerful drive as WalthersProto® locos
  • 5-pole skew-wound motor
  • 14:1 gear ratio
  • Helical-cut gears for quiet operation and easy multiple unit operation
  • All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
  • Dual machined brass flywheels
  • Heavy die-cast metal chassis
  • Constant and directional LED headlights
  • Alternate horns and bells
  • CV163 = Nathan K3LA Horn (default)
  • CV163 = Nathan P3 Horn
  • CV163 = Leslie RS3L Horn
  • CV163 = Nathan K5LA Horn
  • CV163 = Nathan P5 Horn
  • CV164 = Steel Air Bell (default)
  • CV164 = Graham White E-Bell

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