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EMD SD40-2 Triple Icon Shop Diesel
EMD SD40-2 Triple
Type Icon Shop Diesel (Diesel)
Power 21 Icon Power
Tax 228 Fuel
Dispatch XP 122 XP
Set N/A
OCU Required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 3 Feb 2012 310 Gems 105,000 XP 96 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO Vintage 12 Dec 2012 310 Gems 105,000 XP 96 Limit 1
Award Information
Award From Enigmatic Container Icon Shop Mystery Limit
The SD40-2 was introduced in January 1972 as the mid-range offering in EMD's six-axle locomotive series, competing against the rival GE U30C and the MLW M630. Although higher-horsepower locomotives were available, including EMD's own SD45-2, the reliability and versatility of the 3,000-horsepower 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 a technological improvement over the previous SD40, incorporating modular electronic control systems similar to those of the experimental DDA40X.
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