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EMD SW1 - Standard DC -- Alaska Railroad #1203 (blue, yellow)

WalthersMainline
EMD SW1 - Standard DC -- Alaska Railroad #1203 (blue, yellow)

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HO
Scale
  • Alaska Railroad
  • Walthers Part # 910-9225
    p. 53 2018 HO Scale Reference Book p. 59 2017 HO Scale Reference Book

Product Information

* Limited edition -- one time run of these roadnumbers!
 
* Prototypes in service 1930s through mid-70s -- some still operating today
 
* Detailed body complete with bell, exhaust stack, as-built headlight, air horn & applied wire handrails
 
* Factory-installed 8-Pin DCC plug
 
* Powerful drive mechanism:
 
- 14:1 Helical-cut gears for quiet operating and easy multiple unit operation
 
- 5-pole skew-wound armature motor
 
- All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
 
- Dual machined brass flywheels
 
* Directional LED lighting
 
* Heavy die cast metal chassis
 
* Molded drill starter points for grab irons (sold separately)
 
* Correct 40" turned metal wheelsets
 
* Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle coupler
 
In 1939, Electro-Motive Corporation launched one of its most successful diesels, the SW-1. Intended for all types of switching work, the new loco was a much-improved version of the earlier SC and SW models, equipped with the new six-cylinder 567 prime mover. Production was halted during WWII, but resumed quickly in 1946 at EMD's Cleveland, Ohio plant. With minor modifications, a total of 661 were built through 1953, with some still going strong on short lines and museums after decades of service!