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9044 EMD SD40, SOU 3178, Tuxedo Scheme, No-Sound / DCC-Ready, HO

Sale price$299.99
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The EMD SD40 is an American 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors. Between 1966 and 1972, GM built 1268 of these locomotives before introducing the new SD40-2. The SD40s operated throughout the US and Canada for decades. Broadway Limited Imports is proud to announce our first production of these diesel models in 2023. Our first run will include models of ten different railroads with prototypically accurate road numbers, paint schemes, and road-specific details and lighting. In addition to the Paragon4 version, each model is available in our Stealth Series. These are No-Sound / DCC-Ready models that operate on DC out of the box, or a modeler can easily install their DCC decoder of choice. Out of the box, Front and rear lights are directional, and other lights are always ON with track power. Additionally some lighting functions may be missing depending on selected aftermarket decoder the modeler installs.

List of individually controllable lights in our EMD SD40 models (note that light options may be limited in Stealth Series models):

  • Headlight

  • Rear Light

  • Mars Light (SP only)

  • Numberboard Lights (Front & Rear)

  • Front Classification Lights

  • Rear Classification Lights

  • Emergency Light (SP only)

  • Rotary Beacon (where appropriate)

  • Ditch Lights (where appropriate)

  • Cab Light

Road-specific detail options that are prototypically accurate for each road name:

  • Truck sideframes

  • Dynamic brake hatch

  • Open & closed type fans

  • Short hood detail arrangement

  • Long hood end detail arrangement

  • Cab headlight arrangement

  • Canadian type step wells on CN and CP

  • High short hood option where accurate

  • Horn type and location

  • Bell location

  • Multiple front pilot types

  • Multiple rear pilot types

  • Brake wheel

  • Fuel tank design

  • Accurate cut lever types

  • MU receptacle arrangement

  • Multiple sunshade options

  • Antenna type and location

  • Wind deflector type

  • Rotary beacon type and location

Industry-leading Model Features:
  • Stealth Series - Model is DCC-Ready out of the box. No sound.

  • Out of the box, front and rear lights are directional. Other lights are ON with track power.

  • Precision Drive Mechanism Engineered for Heavy Towing and Smooth Slow Speed Operation

  • All Wheel Electrical Pick-up

  • ABS Body with Die Cast Chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort

  • Premium Caliber Painting

  • Prototypically Accurate Paint Schemes and Road Numbers

  • Many Separately Applied Details such as Handrails, Grab Irons, Horn, Bell, Wipers, and Etched Metal Grills

  • Metal Kadee-compatible Couplers (2)

  • Will Operate on Code 70, Code 83, and Code 100 Rail

  • Minimum Operating Radius: 18 inches


Broadway Limited Imports is proud to re-introduce our Stealth Series. Our Stealth Series provides customers with the ability to purchase highly detailed steam and diesel locomotives at a lower price. Stealth Series models are DCC-Ready with a standard MTC21 pin on the DC Motherboard. For more information about Stealth Series models, please see our Products Page or click here.

** For modelers intending to install a sound decoder, please note that most of our Stealth Series models will come with an 8 ohm speaker already installed and ready to use if desired. However, our SD40 models do not have this speaker installed. SD40 speaker assemblies will be available to purchase from our customer service department.