|EMD SD-60E Diesels
|In the late 2000s,
Norfolk Southern looked for ways to increase the life of their SD60 fleet. One
factor NS had for them was their venerable Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona,
Pa, which has the ability and a proven history of rebuilding just about any type
of locomotive. Enter the SD60E, which would take SD60 cores (The first
240 planned would be from standard cab SD60s, which was a mixture of NS
and former lease locomotives) and add a new cab designed by NS, which was called
a Crescent Cab. The locomotive received upgrades to the motor, fuel
tank (On earlier rebuilds), and microprocessor controls to name a few. The first
SD60E rolled out in 2010 as number 6900, which was rebuilt from NS 6653. Soon,
more would follow and the current totals are at 136 rebuilt so far (NS 6900-7035).
More rebuilds are planned into 2019 and eventually their SD60M and SD60I fleet
will be rebuilt. What makes the SD60E even more unique from their browed cabs,
is that three locomotives wear commemorative schemes honoring, Veterans, First
Responders, and the GORAIL project. Atlas representation captures
every detail, right down to the PTC Antenna Array on top of the cab roof.|
magnetic knuckle couplers
front and rear ditch lights
from actual SD60E
& Sound Operation Features (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY)
• Supports all
•DCC includes RailCom and RailComPlus, with 14, 28 or
128 speed steps and with 2-digit and 4-digit addressing.
of function keys F0 to F28.
•A total of 6 DCC function outputs are available,
and all can be function mapped (disable, brightness, light effects) individually
•Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.
LokSound Features (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY):
•Over 20 sound effects are
available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through
all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
•There are up to 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable
synchronized brake squeals.
•Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the
ability to change modes ”on the fly” are provided for true realism.
with ESU's Exclusive "Full Throttle" features for ultimate realism in
N Scale Supply catalog page for : Atlas