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Kato 176-1943LS N Scale EMD SD70ACe Spirit of the Union Pacific UP 1943 with LokSound

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Original price $330.00
Current price $299.99

Kato 176-61943LS N Scale EMD SD70ACe Spirit of the Union Pacific UP 1943 with DCC and LokSound

This Kato EMD SD70ACe with Nose Headlight diesel is based on the high-horsepower road diesel locomotives used in freight service from coast to coast. Features include a nose-mounted headlight, five-pole motor with dual flywheels, all-wheel electrical pickup, heavy die cast metal chassis, fine decoration, directional LED headlights and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers. This unit comes equipped with a factory-installed ESU LokSound decoder for realistic sound and DCC operation. EMD SD70ACe diesels operate from coast to coast, so this N Scale model will look right at home on your modern-era layout.

Union Pacific’s Locomotive No. 1943, The Spirit, is the 16th commemorative locomotive introduced in the 155-year-old company’s history. The Spirit honors the United States’ armed forces and the men and women filling their ranks. Created in collaboration with Union Pacific veterans, the locomotive illustrates the railroad’s connection to the thousands of veterans who helped build America through the centuries.

Every detail in The Spirit’s trade dress incorporates a piece of each U.S. armed forces branch. The Spirit’s front is symbolic of Air Force Silver, and the blue stripe is a reflection of the former Strategic Air Command’s “nose sash.” The lettering inside the sash is the original handdrawn font used on the B-17. It is followed by the Coast Guard’s “Racing Stripe” and the Navy’s Battleship Gray, which frames Union Pacific’s traditional American flag. The military camouflage is a nod to the Army and Marines.

As the train passes by, the final message on the tail is dedicated to U.S. prisoners of war and those missing in action, featuring the POW/MIA symbol and its motto, You Are Not Forgotten.

Model Features:

  • Heritage units will be specially painted with their unique paint schemes to honor their respective railroads
  • Newly designed prototype-accurate bolsterless non-radial HTSC truck and five chime airhorn
  • Exceptional and crisp molding to accentuate the distinct angular lines of the nose and high dynamic brake
  • Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels
  • Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards
  • Illuminated ditch lights
  • Kato magnetic knuckle coupler
  • DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation