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N Scale - Kaslo Shops Distributing - NL-15 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD50 - Canadian Pacific

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N Scale - Kaslo Shops Distributing - NL-15 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD50 - Canadian Pacific Kaslo Shops


N Scale - Kaslo Shops Distributing - NL-15 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD50 - Canadian Pacific


Brand Kaslo Shops Distributing
Stock Number NL-15
Original Retail Price C$75.00
Manufacturer Kaslo Shops Distributing
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kaslo Locomotive Body Shell Kit
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD50 (Details)
Road or Company Name Canadian Pacific (Details)
Reporting Marks CP
Paint Color(s) Undecorated
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Craftsman
Kit Material(s) Cast Resin and Photo Etched Metal
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety SD40-2F
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/144



Specific Item Information: NL-15 - CPR SD-40-2F Locomotive Shell Kit

Model Information: Locomotive body shell kits. These kits can be used with mechanisms such as: ????

Prototype History:
The SD50 was produced in response to increasingly tough competition from GE Transportation Systems, whose Dash 7 line was proving quite successful with railroads. While EMD's SD40-2 was a reliable and trusted product, GE's line included locomotives up to 3,600 hp (2,685 kW) with more modern technology, as well as very competitive finance and maintenance deals. EMD responded throughout the SD50 program by offering discounts on large orders.

GM-EMD had previously produced 3,600 hp (2,685 kW) locomotives, the SD45 and later SD45-2, but these used huge, 20-cylinder engines with high fuel consumption, and had reliability problems when first introduced. Demand for the 45 series dropped sharply after the 1970s fuel crisis. The SD50 used an updated version of the V16 645 used in the SD40-2, uprated to 3,500 hp (2,600 kW)- and later 3,600 hp (2,685 kW) - at 950 rpm from 3,000 hp (2,240 kW) at 900 rpm. This proved to be a step too far; the 50 series models were plagued by engine and electrical system problems which harmed both sales and the reputation of EMD.

From Wikipedia
Read more on American-Rails.com

Road Name History:
The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), formerly also known as CP Rail (reporting mark CP) between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881. The railroad is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP, NYSE: CP), which began operations as legal owner in a corporate restructuring in 2001.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, it owns approximately 23,000 kilometres (14,000 mi) of track all across Canada and into the United States, stretching from Montreal to Vancouver, and as far north as Edmonton. Its rail network also serves major cities in the United States, such as Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, and New York City.

The railway was originally built between Eastern Canada and British Columbia between 1881 and 1885 (connecting with Ottawa Valley and Georgian Bay area lines built earlier), fulfilling a promise extended to British Columbia when it entered Confederation in 1871. It was Canada's first transcontinental railway, but currently does not reach the Atlantic coast. Primarily a freight railway, the CPR was for decades the only practical means of long-distance passenger transport in most regions of Canada, and was instrumental in the settlement and development of Western Canada. The CP became one of the largest and most powerful companies in Canada, a position it held as late as 1975. Its primary passenger services were eliminated in 1986, after being assumed by Via Rail Canada in 1978. A beaver was chosen as the railway's logo because it is the national symbol of Canada and was seen as representing the hardworking character of the company.

The company acquired two American lines in 2009: the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad and the Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad. The trackage of the ICE was at one time part of CP subsidiary Soo Line and predecessor line The Milwaukee Road. The combined DME/ICE system spanned North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa, as well as two short stretches into two other states, which included a line to Kansas City, Missouri, and a line to Chicago, Illinois, and regulatory approval to build a line into the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. It is publicly traded on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker CP. Its U.S. headquarters are in Minneapolis.

After close of markets on November 17, 2015, CP announced an offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Norfolk Southern Railway, at a price in excess of the US$26 billion capitalization of the United States-based railway. If completed, this merger of the second and fourth oldest Class I railroads in North America would have formed the largest single railway company on that continent, reaching from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast to the Gulf Coast. The merger effort was abandoned by Canadian Pacific on April 11, 2016, after three offers were rejected by the Norfolk Southern board.

Read more on Wikipedia and on Canadian Pacific official website.

Brand/Importer Information:
Kaslo Shops Distributing was formed in 1998 in an effort to supply the modelling community with top quality parts and kits.

We specialize in:
- Detail Parts
- Locomotive Resin Kits
- Cab Kits

We are always looking for new ideas and new projects - please contact us with any suggestions or requested kits!

Item created by: Powderman on 2017-12-26 18:04:26. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-06-10 12:41:33

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