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EMD E8/9 Locomotives




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Prototype InformationModel Information
  • The first year of production of the E8/9 by EMD was 1949. More than 500 A-units and 80 B-units would eventually be built.
  • The E8/9 diesel locomotive shared the similar "bulldog nose" carbody style as the shorter, more popular F7 and was powered by two separate 12-cylinder prime movers capable of producing 2250/2400 hp.
  • The E8/9 also rode on A-1-A trucks (powered axle-idler axle-powered axle), resulting in an exceptionally smooth ride favored by crews.
  • The E8/9 was produced in both A-units and cabless B-units. The A-units were usually built to railroad specification of either single or dual headlight and freight or passenger pilot.
    Like the F3 and F7 of the same time period, the E8/9 was utilized in both passenger and freight service.
  • All units are equipped KATO five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels.
  • All units are equipped with the remarkably prototypical-looking, semi-automatic KATO couplers.
  • All units feature white LED headlights!
  • DCC Ready engines easily accept the Digitrax DIG-DN163K0A.

 

Coupler Converion Info:
A-Unit (both front and rear): MTL-2000
B-Unit (both front and rear): MTL-1128




Road Name Road # Image MSRP Our $ Part #
Southern Pacific
6018 $95.00 KAT-176-5307
Southern Pacific
6046 $95.00 KAT-176-5308
Pennsylvania RR 5711 $95.00-$100.00 KAT-176-5311
Pennsylvania RR 5809 $95.00-$100.00 KAT-176-5312
Amtrak 419 $95.00 KAT-176-5341
Penn Central 4285 $95.00 KAT-176-5343
Alaska Railroad
E8A
Dual Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
2401 $95.00 KAT-176-5320
Alaska Railroad
E8A
Dual Headlight, Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
2402 $95.00 KAT-176-5321
Alaska Railroad
E8B
Dynamic Brakes, Steam Generator
P-30 $95.00 KAT-176-5322
Chicago & North Western
E8A
Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
5021A $95.00 KAT-176-5360
Chicago & North Western
E8A
Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
5021B $95.00-$100.00 KAT-176-5361
Via Rail
E8A
Single Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot, Steam Generator
1800 $95.00-$100.00 KAT-176-5344
Via Rail
E8A
Single Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Straight Pilot, Steam Generator
1802 $95.00-$100.00 KAT-176-5345
Illinois Central
E8A
Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
4018 $95.00 KAT-176-5362
Illinois Central
E8A
Dual Headlight, Non-Dynamic Brakes, Chin Pilot, Steam Generator
4025 $95.00 KAT-176-5363
Illinois Central
E8B
Dynamic Brakes, Steam Generator
4105 $90.00 KAT-176-5364

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