Kato 176-9203 - EMD SDP40F - Type 1 - Amtrak Phase II Paint Scheme # 529 -- MSRP $125.00

Kato 176-9203 - EMD SDP40F - Type 1 - Amtrak Phase II Paint Scheme # 529 -- MSRP $125.00

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The EMD SDP40F was Amtrak's first, official, built to order locomotive (previously they had operated using second hand equipment, such as E8'sF7's and even GG1's. A need for new and more reliable equipment spurred the development of the SDP40F. Based on the framework of the SD0-2, the SDP40F was geared for speed, with a top operational velocity of 100 mph and a pair of steam generators to supply heat and hot water for the passenger trains it would pull, such as the ex-Santa Fe "El Capitain" and "Super chief" (renamed the "Southwest Chief" in its combined state).