Premier O Scale Kansas City Southern SD70ACe Diesel Locomotives Now In Stock
July 8, 2019 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has released another diesel locomotive celebrating our military veterans this time in Kansas City Southern livery. The Premier Line Kansas City Southern SD70ACe Diesel Locomotive is now in-stock and available for immediate delivery from the M.T.H. Online Store or any M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.
A series of complementing box cars and a caboose is also available, each of which will be released later this year. The cars can be ordered from your favorite M.T.H. Authorized Retailer now. Don't miss out as they are sure to sell through quickly. You can see the entire collection by going HERE.
About the SD70ACe Diesel
The SD70ACe is Electro-Motive Division's hope for the future. While designed to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's Tier-2 emissions requirements that took effect on January 1, 2005, this replacement for the SD70MAC also seems to have a higher purpose: to recapture the lead in North American locomotive sales.
Under the hood beats a third-generation model 710 diesel with 4300 horsepower; only slight modifications were needed to make the model 710 meet new emission standards. With 5000 such motors in service worldwide and a reputation for dependability, EMD reasoned that shop crews would prefer familiar technology.
Other than the prime mover, however, virtually every element of the SD70ACe has been re-thought to create a 21st century locomotive. Ergonomics were a prime consideration. The engine's angular nose offers the crew far better visibility than most other locomotives, and the cab is comfortable for engineers of almost any size. Digital screens provide a range of information on what is happening both inside the locomotive and out on the road. The cab easily accommodates a crew of three - an important factor in a modern world without cabooses. And there is, of course, a cupholder for the engineer.
The SD70ACe also offers, in EMD's words, "outstanding improvements in maintainability." All electrical wires are on the right side of the locomotive and all piping is on the left, with most pipes and wires routed under the frame so they can be serviced by a man standing outside the engine - rather than crawling around at the bottom of the engine room. The number of electrical components has been drastically reduced while access to the remaining parts has been seriously improved. And the time between service intervals has been doubled, from every three months to every six months.