EMD E8A-A Set - Standard DC -- Southern Railway 6905, 6914 (green, white, gold)

EMD E8A-A Set - Standard DC -- Southern Railway 6905, 6914 (green, white, gold)

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Availability: Limited Run
Expected: 28-Feb-2019
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  • Southern Railway System
  • Walthers Part # 920-49372
    p. 29 2019 HO Scale Reference Book

Product Information

Pull your HO streamliners in style behind WalthersProto E8 diesels!
Introduced in April of 1949, the E8 provided buyers with a more powerful passenger engine just as many roads were expanding service. Although similar to the E7, the new model used side panels with four porthole windows and small louvers, and there was a full-length, covered grille at the roofline. Under the long hood, a pair of 567B prime movers delivered 2250 horsepower. Geared for higher speeds, E8A and B units would lead many of America's premiere trains for the next 20 years, with some finishing their long careers in commuter and fast freight service in the 1980s.
Each WalthersProto E8 diesel features:
  • Limited edition - one time run of these configurations
  • Available with LokSound Select for DCC and DC operation
  • 21-pin DCC plug
  • Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 12:1 ratio for smooth, quiet running
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Superb paint & lettering
  • LED constant brighness headlights
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

    Based on units in service during the 1970s with:
    • Auxiliary water tanks
    • Rooftop mounted air tanks & piping
    • Single steam generator with plated over/removed second steam generator
    • Round spark arrestors
    • Dual lens headlight in upper housing
    • Pilot mounted MU hose brackets
    • Brass Nathan M5 air horn
    • Brass firecracker-type radio antenna
    • Wire grabs & etched metal platform on nose
    • Freight-type pilot
    • Flush numberboards
    • De-skirted fuel tank
    • Farr air grilles

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