PREORDER Rapido 027580 HO EMD SW9 - ESU LokSound and DCC -- Erie-Lackawanna #437 (gray, maroon, yellow)

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RapidoSKU: RAP27580

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Description


Introducing the Rapido HO Scale SW9 Locomotive

The SW9 locomotive continued Electro-Motive Division’s excellence of small, compact “switcher” engines for yard and local service. From November 1950 to December of 1953, nearly 800 SW9s were built in the LaGrange production facility. Meanwhile, in London, Ontario, GMDD rolled out 29 for Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. The SW9 was outfitted with the popular 567B prime mover, while a handful received the upgraded 567BC motors that would later be the power of the SW1200 series. A staggering 69 railroads (industrial, short lines and class one roads) would purchase the SW9! The Illinois Central received 70 SW9s, which was the largest order of the production run.

The Rapido Trains HO scale SW9 locomotive features:

  • Highly detailed cab interior
  • See-through metal etched parts
  • Many road specific details
  • Heavy diecast frame
  • Diecast gear boxes for added weight
  • Rapido Semi Scale metal couplers
  • Full LED lighting, including: operating beacons/flashing lights where appropriate
  • DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/ESU LokSound
  • Featuring the Rapido MoPower capacitor

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