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N SW1500 SWITCHER DC UP #1318

N SW1500 SWITCHER DC UP #1318

  • $ 97.46


Item Number: MTL98600011
Made By: Micro-Trains


The EMD SW1500 is a 1,500 hp diesel locomotive intended for switching service and built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between June 1966 and January 1974. More than 800 units were constructed during those years. The SW1500 was closely related to the less powerful EMD SW1000 model, forming a line of switchers powered by the new EMD 645 engine. The SW1500 replaced the SW1200 in the EMD product line, and was in turn replaced by the MP15DC.

The SW1500 was a substantially bulkier locomotive than the SW1200, with a much bulkier frame, larger cab and bigger hood. In many respects it approached a road switcher in its abilities. While the SW1500 came as standard with AAR switcher trucks, the majority of them were delivered with the optional Flexicoil trucks which permitted speeds up to 60 mph (100 km/h). The SW1500 was often operated as a road-switcher for branchline service, and continues in this role today. (from Wikipedia)

Unit #1319 was originally built in December 1972 for Missouri Pacific and numbered 1519. It later joined the Union Pacific fleet and is still operating today.

Unit #1318 was originally built in December 1972 for Missouri Pacific and numbered 1518. It later joined the Union Pacific Fleet and is still operating today.

To convert to DCC operation use Digitrax DN126M2 decoder. Full instructions for installation are available at Digitrax.com.

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