Washington Northern

HO scale model railroad

EMD SD40-2 WN 3564

The SD40-2 was introduced in January 1972 as part of EMD's Dash 2 series, competing against the GE U30C and the ALCO Century 630. Although higher-horsepower locomotives were available, including EMD's own SD45-2, the reliability and versatility of the 3,000-horsepower (2,200 kW) SD40-2 made it the best-selling model in EMD's history and the standard of the industry for several decades after its introduction. The SD40-2 was an improvement over the SD40, with modular electronic control systems.

3564 is one of 20 SD40-2 locomotives on the WN roster, but the only "snoot" nosed variant.


  • Manufacturer: KATO with soundtraxx tsunami decoder
  • Paint: custom paint and decals
  • Weathering: Pan Pastels & Bragdon's Weathering Powders
  • Aftermarket Details: none
  • DCC Address: 3027
  • purchased: august of 2011
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