Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

WalthersMainline HO scale EMD SD50 diesel

Read this review from the July 2020 issue of Model Railroader
MRRNP0620_41
WalthersMainline HO scale EMD SD50 diesel
Electro-Motive Division’s SD50 diesel locomotive was the successor to its wildly popular SD40-2. Now a model of this big 3,500-hp brute equipped with an optional Electronic Solutions Ulm (ESU) dual-mode decoder is available from Walthers Mainline for your HO scale layout.

The prototype. General Motors sold the first SD50s to Kansas City Southern in 1981. Another early adopter was Seaboard System. While the SD50 was intended to replace the SD40-2, it certainly didn’t replicate its sales. Only 492 SD50s (including 60 SD50s with the unique “Draper Taper” to Canadian National) were sold, compared to 3,982 SD40-2s.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on ModelRailroader.com, please log in below.
Comment on this article
0 comments
FREE DOWNLOAD

FREE DOWNLOAD

Layout plans for realistic operation.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Model Railroader magazine. Please view our privacy policy