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EMD® Delivers Three New Locomotives

September 19, 2013--LAGRANGE, Ill. – Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) recently delivered three SD70ACe demonstrator locomotives to the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A&M), representing the first AC traction locomotives for the independent, Class III railroad. 

A&M operates 139 miles from Fort Smith, Ark., to Monett, Mo., and interchanges with BNSF, Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class I railroads. The SD70ACe locomotives are certified for EPA Tier 3 emissions standards, and features include radial trucks and distributed power, in addition to AC traction.

The railroad selected EMD to supply its new locomotives based on the demonstrated performance of the SD70ACe. “To take advantage of AC traction on our mountainous route, we determined the rugged design of the SD70ACe would allow A&M to maintain high fleet availability at low cost. The SD70ACe locomotive is ideal for our operations and will enable A&M to retire several older locomotives, while drastically increasing our hauling capability and efficiency.” said A&M’s Chairman Reilly McCarren.

The 4,300 traction horsepower SD70ACe locomotive integrates EMD’s highly reliable and fuel-efficient 16-cylinder 710 engine, EM2000 microprocessor control system and AC traction. EMD launched the model in 2005 for freight applications in North America and around the world.

“We’re excited to provide the first AC locomotives to be introduced into A&M’s fleet,” said Billy Ainsworth, Progress Rail and EMD Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the confidence A&M has in EMD and look forward to providing the highest quality locomotives and services to support their operations and the lowest total cost of ownership.”

The locomotives, EMD road numbers 1201-1203, were delivered to A&M from Progress Rail’s Mayfield, Ky., facility. EMD 1201 made its debut at the MINExpo Show in Las Vegas, Nev., last September, painted in Caterpillar® yellow. Modifications at the Mayfield shop included a new, modern paint design reflecting A&M’s corporate colors and renumbering to A&M road numbers 70-72.

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About Progress Rail and Electro-Motive Diesel:

Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is a leading supplier of remanufactured locomotive and railcar products and services to the railroad industry, operating one of the most extensive rail service and supply networks in North America. More than 8,000 employees serve customers in a network of more than 165 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. Progress Rail Services is headquartered in Albertville, Ala.

Through the acquisition of Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), Progress Rail has expanded its network of global locations, furthering a commitment to providing industry-leading products and services. Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel is an original equipment manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in LaGrange, Ill., EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and is a global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil well drilling rigs and stationary power generation. The company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to have produced more than 72,500 engines and has the largest installed base in both North America and worldwide. EMD also has an extensive aftermarket business offering replacement parts, maintenance solutions and a range of value-added services.

About Caterpillar:

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2012 sales and revenues of $65.875 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.

About Arkansas & Missouri:

The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company is an independent, privately held Class III railroad established in 1986. Providing integrated, multimodal solutions to its customers, A&M serves businesses in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri and connects with BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific. For more information, visit www.amrailroad.com.

Media Contact:

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Office: 256.505.5054
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A BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THIS MODEL

Introduced in February 1952 and produced through November 1953, the SD7 was the 1500HP six axle big brother to the GP7. Riding on six axles, three-motor trucks, they were designed to offer more starting tractive effort in "road" service than the GP7. EMDs introduction of an A1A freight locomotive led them to design the SD7 from the ground up. In appearance, they are very similar to the GP7 only with a longer hood. The radiators are grouped together at the end of the long hood and not separated as was seen on the GP7. The grill assembly protrudes from the side of the hood whereas with the GP7 the grills are fit flush with the hood. As built, the SD7 very closely resembles the SD9 with the visual spotting features being the boarding steps and a variation of the classification lights. The SD7 (for Special Duty) was a massive locomotive at 60 feet 8 inches from coupler to coupler and weighing 360,000 pounds. It was powered by the same reliable 1500HP 567B V-16 two-cycle diesel engine as the GP7 and F7.

With a maximum speed range between 55 and 89 miles per hour, depending on the gearing ratio selected, and a tractive force of 90,000 pounds, the SD series was here to stay. With the SD7, EMD introduced the "lightweight" Flexicoil truck which enabled these locomotives to be used on branchlines as well as for road service. These trucks were so smooth that the SD7 was compared to "riding in a luxury car." With the advent of 1954, EMD made a conservative marketing push against the competition with the announcement of their "Nine Line" series. This consisted of the introduction of new locomotive model numbers, the SW9/1200, the F9A/B, the GP9, and the SD9.

 

Industry-Leading Features:
 
 Product Information:
 
? All new Paragon2 sound and control system
? Integral DC/DCC dual mode decoder for ease of operation
? Industry best slow-speed operation in DC and DCC
? Prototypical light operation with headlight, cab light, and rear light
? Authentic EMD SD7/9 sounds! Controllable in DC and DCC.
? All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up
? Operating knuckle couplers
? Factory installed engineer and fireman figures
? Near brass-caliber detail at a plastic price
 
? ABS plastic body with heavy die cast chassis for maximum tractive effort
? Precision gearing optimized for smooth operation
? 5-pole can motor with skew wound armature and dual fly wheels
? Separately Applied Handrails, Ladders, Whistle, and Brass Bell
? Will Operate on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
? Recommended Minimum Radius: 18 inches

 

Broadway Limited Imports is proud to introduce Paragon2: The new benchmark for premium HO sound-equipped locomotives. These DC and DCC-Sound equipped locomotives feature the ALL-NEW Paragon2 sound and control system. Each Paragon2 locomotive comes with BLI's own integral DCC Decoder factory installed.  Paragon2 locomotives offer Dual Mode DC and DCC operation with: superb back EMF motor control in DC and DCC, recordable DCC operation for automated playback, the same detail level as the original Paragon Series, and the familiar sturdy maroon box!
 

Industry-Leading SOUND Features:

  • Operates in DC & DCC (use DCMaster for DC Sound)
  • Record & Play Operation - Records and plays back sounds and movements once or repeatedly for automatic operation
  • 16-bit Sample Rate for exceptional high frequency sound clarity
  • Choice of 3 selectable Horns
  • Alternate Whistle / Horn where applicable for locomotive with air horn and steam whistle - both the main whistle and alternate can be easily played
  • Adjustable bell ringing interval for faster or slower bell
  • Numerous user-mappable functions with available keys
  • Passenger Station Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Freight Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Lumber Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Farm Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Crew Radio Communications - Controlled with Function Key
  • Maintenance Yard Ambient Sounds - Controlled with Function Key
  • Demo Mode for display and demonstrations
  • Grade Crossing Automatic Signal
  • Simple Programming with Integral DCC Decoder
  • Individually adjustable sound volumes for each effect
  • EZ Reset Button for quick return to factory default settings

**Specifications on this page subject to change.

 

Sours: https://www.broadway-limited.com/2394emdsd7emddemonstrator990maroonandredparagon2sounddcdccho.aspx
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Athearn Genesis HO MP15AC EMD Demonstrator w/ DCC & Sound

Pictures are representations some road numbers may not be shown.

SKU: N/ACategory: MP15AC Diesel SwitcherTag: HO ScaleRailroad Short Name:

Description

Locomotive Features

  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
  • Factory applied wire grab irons
  • Windshield wipers
  • See through cab windows
  • Cab interior
  • Sliding side cab windows
  • Metal lift rings
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on Code 70, 75, 83, and 100 rail
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Minimum radius: 18″
  • For a complete list of features, visit Athearn website

Additional information

Weight2.0 lbs
Dimensions12 × 6 × 3 in

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Somebody's Large Digital Image HereCompiled by: John KomaneskyPhoto by: Ed WeisenselRevised: 24 August 2019-Road No. ModelBldr NmbrBldr DateNotes1SW1001797355-112/79Shop switcher, London; Ex-EMD 1171 & 2SD60836054-1 & -25/84Sold to Conrail 6840 & 68423SD60836054-35/84Leased to BNSF4SD60836054-45/84Sold to Conrail 68415-7GP60836061-1 to -310/85Sold to LLPX 6001-6003, now CSXT 6897-68998-10GP59836062-1 to -36/85Sold to NS 4606-460810Model 4011348/40Shop switcher; Ex-EMD demo 1134, sold to McKinnon Industries 10D-10F3B8415?/48Test bed unit57SW9A12312/50Shop switcher, Corwith; Ex-TH&B 57D0069SW900197032/55Shop switcher, London; Ex-Buick 818GM70 - GM73SD70ACe20026404-1 to -44-5/03Test bed locos with 710 engines for EPA Tier 2 emissionsGM74 - GM76 SD70M-220036552-1 to -3 10/04Test bed loco with 710 engines for EPA Tier 2 emissionsGM90 & GM91SD90MAC-H976804-01 & -026/98Test locos with 6000-hp 265H engineGM92SD89MAC996135-16/00Test bed loco with 265H engine rated at 4500 h.p.100GP71085210/49Re# from 922; Sold to C&NW 1518103 & 103AFT-A1030A and 1031A3/39Sold to Southern 6100A and 6100D103(B) & 103A(B)FT-B1030B and 1031B5/39Sold to Southern as 6100B and 6100C104SW8A612/54Shop switcher, London; Ex-Essex Terminal 104, sold to Cargill105DH2185905/53SW8 modified as Diesel-Hydraulic106 & 107SW150032158 & 321598/66 and 6/66Sold to Indianapolis Union 22 & 23; #107 was first SW1500108 & 109SW150033542 & 3354311/67Sold to IU 25 & Indiana Harbor Belt 9222110SW15003434711/68Sold to IU 27111SW150036155?/69Sold to IU 29112SW1500363112/70Sold to IU 28113SW1500374364/71To GMDD 113, then to Essex Terminal 107114SW15007384-112/71Sold to Georgetown RR 1010115MP15AC757129-110/75Sold to Georgetown RR 1013116MP15AC787150-17/78Sold to Mobil 963117SW1001797355-112/79Became EMD shop switcher 1120-122BL20-2907141-1 to -35-8/92Built from BN GP9's 1978, 1964, & 1718; To Rail Link 2120-2122152SW1155576/51Sold to Scullen Steel 6169SDP40Fm74611-301/74Test bed unit; Ex-Amtrak 609200GP71086711/49Sold to C&NW 1519218SDP40Fm72694-103/73Test bed unit; Ex-Amtrak 509234SW1200????Shop switcher, LaGrange268F50Cm72694-32?/73Test bed unit; Ex-Amtrak SDP40F 531275GMDH-3A18131/60Sold to McKinnon Industries 2128291A1, 291B1F3A, F3B3370, 33727/45Sold to TP&W 100A & 100B291A2, 291B2F3A, F3B3371, 33737/45291A2 wrecked, 12/25/46; 291B2 rebuilt as 754B1300GP71086601/50Sold to C&NW 1520433AGP40X298775/65Sold to Illinois Central 3075434SD40X290257/64Built with standard radiator; Sold to GM&O #950 -> ICG 6071 -> ICRR 6071 -> donated by Canadian National to Monticello Railway Museum (Monticello, IL).434A-434FSD40X29873-29876, 30499, 305002-4/65Built with flared radiators; Sold to UP 3040-3045434G & 434HSD40X30501 & 305024/65Standard radiators; Sold to UP 3046 & 3047450 & 451F69PHAC876023-1 & -2??Tested on Amtrak, gone to scrap459A, 459B, 459C, 459DF7A-B-B-A17412,17414, 17415, 1741310/52Sold to UP 1481, 1496B, 1496C, 1482462F9Am(F38-2m)261585/60Test bed unit, built as C&NW F7A 6501A(vb/n: 8580, b/d: 12/49)499BL-174282/48Sold to C&EI 1602500SW8179241/53Sold to Cuyahoga Valley RR 855 > International Steel Group 855511 & 512EA(Boxcab)511 & 5128/35.518NC5183/35Sold to Philadelphia Bethlehem & New England 203525GP7M187893/54Sold to ATSF 99600GMDH-1A17139/58Sold to Federal Ry of Brazil 600620SC6201/37Sold to Canton RR 20637SC6374/38Sold to M&StL D-438655SW6551/37Sold to C&NW 1201700SW1389610/46Sold to Manufacturers Jct. 7749SW7499/38Sold to M&StL D-838754A1, 754B1, 754A2F3A, F3B, F3A4065, 3373:2, 40669/46754B1 rebuilt from EMD 291B2; Sold to CI&L(Monon) 85A, 65C, 85B755SW175512/38Sold to Inland Steel 51765E7A41475/47Sold to Union Pacific 988800SW81246310/50Sold to Illinois Terminal 725800GMDH-1A18119/59Sold to Electric Reduction Co. 85800 & 801GA825775 & 257762/60Sold to Coahuila y Zacateras 801 & 802801GMDH-1A181210/59Sold to Guy F. Atkinson for Pakistan #MDC-D6-28151801 & 802F7A10081, 100824/49Sold to Great Northern 272A, 272B801SW81351410/50Sold to Georgia Northern 801802SW18023/39Sold to Seaboard Air Line 1200804SW18042/39Sold to Southern Pacific 1000; engine later became Holly Sugar HLYX #1 810 & 811E8A13676 & 136771/51Sold to DL&W 810 & 811822E3A8229/38Sold to Kansas City Southern 1823NW48236/38Sold to Missouri Pacific 4102824NW48246/38Sold to Missouri Pacific 4103852GP71085210/49Sold to ?889NW288910/39Sold to Union Pacific 1000905SW19058/39Sold to Central of Georgia 1906SW19068/39Sold to Western Pacific 501ET-909F3B84137/48Test bed unit911SW191110/39Sold to Great Lakes Steel 11912A & 912BTR2A&B5514 & 551510/47Sold to CB&Q 9400A & 9400B922GP71085210/49Re# to 100; sold C&NW as 1518930F7A99323/49EMD used as a high altitude test unit; later served as CB&Q exhibit at 1949 Railroad Fair; sold to B&M in 10/49951F3A745910/48Sold to KCS(L&A) 59A952E8A103063/49Re-#d 5600A temporarily while demo'ing on SP; Sold to Rock Island as #643975F9A181292/53Sold to Northern Pacific 7050A990SD71562410/52Sold to SP 5308(1st)991SD7174103/52Sold to B&O 7601000 & 1001LWT1221463 & 214648/55Sold to Rock Island 3 & 21001GM DH-1A159712/56Shop switcher1134Model 4011348/40Became shop switcher 10; later sold to McKinnon Industries 101201-1205SD70ACe20116604A-005, 001 to 00410,9/2011Ex-EMD 2114 & 2110-2113; Tier III compliant demonstrators; #1201 wore Caterpillar Colors; (See Note 'A" for dispoitions)1206-1210SD70ACe20116676-001 to 00510,9/2011Ex-EMD 2114 & 2110-2113; (See Note 'A" for dispoitions)1501 & 1502SD70ACe-T420146006-001 & 0029/15--1503 & 1504SD70ACe-T420146006-003 & 0049/15--1505SD70ACe-T420146006-??----1600A & 1600BTR6A&B13549 & 1355011/51Sold to SP 4600 & 47001601 & 1602SD70ACe-T420156205-1 & 212/16Locos wear UP color scheme1603 & 1604SD70ACe-T420156267-001 & 002--Locos wear BNSF color scheme1605 & 1606SD70ACe-T420156206-1 & 2--Locos wear BNSF color scheme1607 & 1608SD70ACe-T420156207-1 & 26/16Locos wear BNSF color scheme1609 & 1610SD70ACe-T420156208-1 & 212/16, --Locos wear UP color scheme1939 & 1939BE4A & B851 & 8523/39Sold to Seaboard Air Line 3013 & 31041940E6A9741/40Sold to Seaboard Air Line 30141950A, 1950BF7A12334, 1233511/50Sold to L&N 857, 8581956G12216563/56Re# 7034; Wrecked in Argentina, scrapped1975GM6C75606-14/75Tested on Conrail; scrapped1976GM10B75607-18/76Tested on Conrail; scrapped2000 & 2001FL921946 & 219471/57Sold to New Haven 2000 & 20012000SD40-3MPR33919??Ex-BN 6340, nee-C&S 8802012SD70ACe????Unconfirmed report of sale to overseas railroad2100-2109SD70ACe20106528-001 to 010??Sold to KCS 4130-392110-2114SD70ACe20116604A-001 to 0059-10/2011Re-#d to 1202-1205 & 1201; Tier III compliant demonstrators2290 & 2291SW120031572 & 315733/66Shop switchers, Mexico; Ex-SSW 2290 & 22912418A & 2418BTR4A&B12360 & 123616/50Sold toATSF 2418L & 2418A4201 and 4202-4203SD45X36806-368086/70 and 2/71Sold to SP 9503-95054223SD70ACe?2012Engineering Demonstrator4351SD453169312/65Sold to Illinois Central 70004352-4354SD4531694, 31695, 324621/66, 1/66, 6/66Sold to D&H 802, 803, 8014570?SD45X341256/70.5040F7A124667/50Sold to UP 14835579SD24247017/58Sold to UP 448(/st)5591SD9206557/55Sold to DM&IR 1105600AE8A93171/50Originally EMD 952 and re-#d to EMD 5600A; Sold to Southern Pacific as #6018A; went to Rock Island as #6435622SD45--6/70Air brake testing on IC; sold to ATSF as 56225625-5628GP2026107-261108/60Sold to SP 7234-72375629GP30266137/61Re# 1962; Sold to UP 8755639GP30274623/62Designated GP22 during design pahse; Sold to Seaboard Air Line 5345652GP35283197/63Sold to Union Pacific 7625653DD35B283209/63Sold to Union Pacific 72B5654GP35283548/63Sold to Union Pacific 7635655DD35B285549/63Sold to Union Pacific 73B5661GP352890612/64Re# 1964, re# again 1965; Sold to NYC 61555740SD45X341236/70Test bed unit; scrapped6534SW9002172611/55Sold to RTR(?) 996535 & 6536SW90024007 & 240086/576535 to Waterloo RR 4; 6536 to ?7001FP71101211/49Sold to SOO 2500A7002, 7003F7B11013, 1101410/49Sold to SOO 2500B, 2501B7000-7002SD70M926307-1 to -37-9/92Traded to CSXT 4675-46777035G16237614/58Sold to Zambia7037GM6W247302/59Sold to ?7038?GA8W256512/59Sold to South Africa7101GP22ECO??Demonstrator; Ex-KCS 2836, exx-KCS 4789, exxx-CR 3173, nee PC 31737102GP22ECOA709111954Demonstrator; ex-CP GP9u 1637, nee CP 85117200-7202SD2426034-260368/60Sold to UP 445-4477257GP9206645/55 Sold to Western Maryland 337707G12A55812/53Ex-Swedish State Railway T42-205 < nee GM's European demonstrator 7707; sold to Swedish Railway Museum7715SD35290356/64Sold to Atlantic Coast Line 10008000 & 8001SD80MAC946501-29 & -307/95 Sold to Conrail 4128 & 41298204SD90MAC956649-33/97Sold to Union Pacific 82049050FP7108961/50Sold to National Ry of Mexico 63069051FP71101511/49Sold to SOO 500A9052, 9053F7B11016, 1101710/49Sold to SOO 500B, 501B9500 & 9501SD60MAC896011-1 & -26/91#9501 reblt to SD60ACe test bed (re-lettered EMDX 9501)9502 & 9503SD60MAC906127-1 & -26/92. Disposition of 1200 Series Demonstrators
  • 1201 > Arkansas & Missouri 70
  • 1202 > A&M 71
  • 1203 > A&M 72
  • 1204 > Luminant Energy (TUGX) 5308
  • 1205 > Luminant Energy (TUGX) 5309
  • 1206 > Canadian National 8100
  • 1207 > -----
  • 1208 > CN 8101
  • 1209 > CN 8102 (not confirmed)
  • 1210 > CN 8103 (not confirmed)

Disposition info from Peter Åsman, Mike Murray (Yahoo Shortline Group) and Sean Graham-White (LocoNotes)

Sources:Extra 2200 SouthThe Unofficial EMD HomepageTom Lundeen's EMD pageA.J. Kristopan's EMD Serial Number ListUpdate information supplied by: Peter Asman, Martin Baumann, Edwin Cooper, Robert M. Ellsworth, John Roamer , T.E. Scott, Jr and Ed Weisensel
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