Kato N Scale SD45 Locomotive Santa Fe Kodachrome SPSF #5345 DC DCC Ready 1763121

Kato #1763121 N Scale EMD SD45 Locomotive
Southern Pacific Santa Fe - SPSF 'Kodachrome' #5345
DC (DCC Ready)

N scale EMD SD45 locomotive by Kato. Factory assembled and ready to run on your DC layout. DCC ready for your decoder. You'll receive the road number described though the road number pictured may be different.


DCC Ready for your decoder Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels Body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers Directional white LED headlights and pre-printed number boards All 6 axles powered

Notable as the first locomotive with an engine larger than 16 cylinders upon its introduction in 1965, the EMD SD45 was used on nearly every railroad at one time or another. Over the course of six years, EMD built a whopping 1,260 SD45 locomotives for freight use on more than 25 railroads, with many more acquiring them second-hand. The SD45, while sharing the same common frame as the EMD SD40, was distinguished by a number of characteristics such as the flared radiator that stretched across the side of the locomotive's long hood.

The Southern Pacific and Santa Fe railroads attempted to merge their companies in the 1980s; in anticipation, a number of locomotives were painted in a paint scheme that combined the SP red with Santa Fe'
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