Washington Northern

HO scale model railroad

EMD SD40-2 GATX 7361

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.

This is a leased locomotive and can be occasionally seen on District rails.


  • Manufacturer: Intermountain with ESU Loksound DCC
  • Paint: Factory Paint
  • Weathering: Pan Pastels & Bragdon's Weathering Powders
  • Aftermarket Details: none
  • DCC Address: 7361
  • purchased: September of 2015
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