Kato 176-9002 N Virginia Railway Express EMD F40PH Diesel Loco Standard DC #V34

Kato 176-9002 N Virginia Railway Express EMD F40PH Diesel Loco Standard DC #V34

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This is Kato 176-9002 N F40PH VRE #V34. The EMD F40PH is synonymous with the Amtrak era of American passenger trains. Although it has been retired from Amtrak service, it operated for over 20 years and today it continues to be the motive power for commuter railroads such as VRE, MBTA, Caltrain, Metrolink, and Metra) and more all over the United States. Over 400 F40PH locomotives have been manufactured by EMD in various configurations.

To support passenger service, the F40PH is equipped with a secondary electrical generator referred to as the head end generator (or HEP, for Head End Power). The need for constant constant frequency power means that these HEP units are constantly running at 900rpm, resulting in the nickname Screamers for the units due to the sound.

Its key features are:
Equipped with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers
Directional Golden White LED headlights and illuminated preprinted number boards
Equipped with shock absorber construction for smooth and prototypical motion on the track
Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
Additional alternate snow plow piece included for tight radius operation
New Commuter-version F40PH locomotives have retooled bodies with over-cab A/C units and illuminated ditch lights
Drop in DCC compatible with the Train Control Systems K0D8-C and Digitrax DN163K0D decoders

Condition: Factory New (C-9)
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes (P-9)

Manufacturer: Kato
Model Number: 176-9002
MSRP: $115.00

Scale/Era: N Scale
Model Type: Diesel Loco


The Trainz SKU for this item is P11658993.


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