The SD70ACe is the latest in the line of EMD's "70" locomotives that is intended to cut railroad costs for maintenance by providing a locomotive that is more efficient and more powerful, lessening fuel costs and the total numbers of running units. The Norfolk Southern’s fleet of SD70ACe’s have a number of redesigns from the “as delivered” Union Pacific units, including isolated cabs (identifiable by the visible angled seam running 45 degrees up and along the side of the cab) and specialized antenna arrangements on the cab roof.
- Model Features
- Isolated cab design
- Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor and featuring a 9 3/4" minimum turning radius.
- Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards.
- Illuminated ditch lights.
- DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation.