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N Scale - Kaslo Shops Distributing - NL-16 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD50 - Go Transit

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Stock Number NL-16
Original Retail Price C$75.00
Brand Kaslo Shops Distributing
Manufacturer Kaslo Shops Distributing
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kaslo Locomotive Body Shell Kit
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD50 (Details)
Road or Company Name Go Transit (Details)
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 F59PH Phase I
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Scale 1/144

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

Road Name History:
GO Transit launched in 1967 as an experimental commuter rail operation between Oakville, Pickering and Hamilton, Ontario along the north shore of Lake Ontario. Since weekend operations were limited in the early years, GO Transit locomotives could be found pulling Canadian National freight trains on weekends between Toronto and Montreal. Over the years, new routes were introduced and the rail system now stands at 280 miles. In recent years, an average of 187,000 riders take a GO Transit train each day. In 1978, the first of the “lozenge” coaches arrived. The locomotive fleet during that period consisted of F40PH’s, GP40TC’s and GP40-2’s. The latter were paired with old F units rebuilt into HEP power/cab cars. This fleet was later replaced primarily with F59PH’s. MP40’s are now displacing the F59PH’s. The current fleet includes 65 locomotives and 574 coaches. Trains are as long as 12 cars.

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 18:06:44. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-06-10 12:42:25

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