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Walthers Proto 920-41709 HO EMD SD9 - ESU LokSound 5 Sound & DCC -- Great Northern No.590 (orange, green)

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Power up your HO freight operations with Walthers Proto SD9 diesels!

The debut of the SD9 in 1954 marked the next step forward for EMD's Special Duty line of six-axle diesels, and introduced the new 567C prime mover delivering 1,750 horsepower. Ideal for demanding assignments in helper, yard, transfer and heavy freight service, with its weight spread over six axles, the SD9 was also well suited to branch line duties. By the time production ended in 1959, 515 SD9s were in service on over a dozen railroads and some are still going strong!

From superb paint and lettering to railroad-specific details, and available with ESU LokSound Select for DCC and DC layouts, WalthersProto SD9 locos come ready for service and feature:

  • One time run of these road numbers, order now - limited quantity available
  • Prototypes in service 1954 to the present - several preserved today
  • Used in helper, yard, transfer, heavy freight and branch line service
  • Available with ESU LokSound 5 sound and DCC for DCC or DC layouts
  • Road- and era-specific details
  • Formed wire grab irons
  • Etched-metal lift rings
  • 21-pin DCC plug
  • Correct size RP-25 metal wheels
  • All-wheel drive and electrical pick up
  • 5 pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
  • Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, quiet running
  • Easy multiple-unit operation
  • Superb paint and lettering
  • Warm white LED constant and directional headlights
  • Heavy die-cast metal underframe
  • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

 For more information see the ESU Full Throttle Quick Start Guide available here.

Road-specific features of this WalthersProto replica include:

  • Brass Leslie RS-3L air horn w/photo-etched GN-style horn bracket
  • Brass Firecracker radio antenna
  • Long hood w/48" fans
  • Roof-mounted bell
  • Large winterization hatch w/photo-etched grille and GN-style walkway
  • Fuel tank breather pipe
  • Rolled-style handrail stanchions
  • Drop steps
  • Pilots w/footboards and MU cable boxes
  • Pyle dual sealed-beam headlights
  • Nondynamic long hood
  • 2 all-weather windows w/"glass"
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