MTH Premier 20-21272 Union Pacific #4014 SD70M Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0

Sale price $493.95 Regular price $519.95

In 1992, GM's Electro-Motive Division (EMD) introduced its new SD70 series of third-generation, computerized diesels. The standard DC-motored version was the SD70M, while the SD70MAC offered AC traction motors - a technology that would later become the new standard for mainline diesels. One glance at the design of the new SD70 series revealed enormous technological gains in railroading.

The engines boasted a 32-bit 16MHz control microprocessor named the EM2000. This computer worked with an Integrated Cab Electronics (ICE) system to collect, analyze, and display a range of accurate-to-the-second information, including speed, amps, throttle position, air brake operation, and cab signals. All of this information was displayed on full-color LCD displays that replaced the gauges and indicators on earlier diesels.

The 70 Series also employed an HTCR (high-traction three-axle radial) truck that reduced lateral loads and rolling resistance in curves - increasing wheel life by up to 20 percent. By far the largest owner of SD70Ms was, and still is, the Union Pacific, which set a record for the largest single diesel order by purchasing 1000 engines - and later increasing the order by another 500 units. Production of the SD70M ended in 2004, as new EPA Tier 2 environmental regulations led to an upgraded design, the new SD70ACe.

  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote-Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant Voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Playable Horn Sounds
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Horn With Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 18 1/2" x 2 5/8" x 4"
  • Operates On O-36 Curves