Motors Locomotive Group (GMLG) Electro-Motive Division
(EMD) SD70MAC is one of the most common locomotives
plying the rails today. Originally introduced in late
1993 with an order for the Burlington Northern, the
production now totals over 900 units, exceeding the
combined production of the SD80MAC and SD90MAC locomotives
by over 300 units.
Designed to be a solid locomotive to upgrade the Burlington
Northern fleet, the SD70MAC has its origins in the
SD60MAC design demonstrated on the BN.
this time, the SD70MAC, in all of its versions, has
been operated by six different railroads in a total
of eight different paint schemes. The railroads that
operate this locomotive span from East to West and
from Mexico to Alaska! The locomotives are used to
haul all kinds of freight, and even passenger trains
(Alaska Railroad). For comparison, the SD80MAC has
been operated in three paint schemes and the SD90MAC
has been operated by three railroads in four paint
Model Features :
Kato's SD-70 MAC's will feature...
Printed and lighted numberboards.
MU hose detail.
Magnetic knuckle couplers.
Powerful 5 pole motor with dual brass flywheels and
DCC friendly mechanism --designed for simple installation
of digital decoders. See link below.
These models will be equipped with all-wheel electrical
pick-up and blackened metal wheels in trucks that
the HTCR Phase I
All models will be equipped with Kato's new profile
blackened metal wheels.
Additionally, the models will feature walkway-mounted,
lighted ditch lights! Handrails will be made of a
material so modelers can easily add white end railings.
Featuring a new bodyshell
to correctly represent this version of the SD70MAC.