Atlas Model Railroad Co.
EMD introduced the SD50 in the early 1980s with a 16 cylinder, 3500 horsepower engine to attain the power that they had early gotten from a 20 cylinder locomotive. The new, longer frame allowed the dynamic brake resistors to be relocated to a cooler area found between the central air intake and the cab.
The SD60 varied little from its predecessor visually, the main changes taking place internally with the aging 645F engine being replaced by the 710G. The two locomotives can be distinguished by the door panels; the SD50 features four latched doors in six door panels whereas the SD60 has six latched doors in eight door panels.
- Slow speed motor
- Directional lighting
- Golden-white LEDs
- Painted safety rails
- Dual brass flywheels for maximum performance at all speeds
- Accurate painting and printing
- Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
- DCC ready
- Minimum radius: 11"
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.