Milwaukee Road SD40-2 Revisions

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Due to feedback from numerous Milwaukee Road modelers, as well as to improve accuracy and detail, we have made changes to the paint and details on the units in this second production run of Milwaukee Road SD40-2s, which include “Locotrol” units, and Bicentennial-painted MILW #156.  Below is a list of all of the features of the final production models; we encourage you to review these revisions and revised artwork to help ensure that any specific road numbers pre-ordered fit your modeling era.  Please contact us if you have any other questions.

Detail changes/additions noted with an asterisk - *

Milwaukee Road #17 (item #s SXT30974-SXT30975)

  • Era represented by configuration: 1979+
  • Notched pilot faces with reinforced lifting eyes, and loop-style uncoupling levers
  • *Blanking plate added at former location of cab roof electronic bell
  • Locotrol antenna conduits and whip antenna bases added to cab roof
  • Prime PM-8901 rotary beacon on cab roof
  • Icicle breaker chain troughs
  • *Whip antenna base added to early-style fan grill on last radiator fan (new grill etching with spiral ring, and center disk)
  • Hood-mounted traditional bell installed behind cab, fireman’s side

 

Milwaukee Road #19 (item #s SXT30976-SXT30977)

  • Era represented by configuration: 1975-1978
  • *Non-notched pilot faces with angled lifting slots, and straight uncoupling levers
  • *Prime 2-chime electronic bell added to cab roof
  • *Locotrol antenna conduits and whip antenna bases added to cab roof
  • Prime PM-8901 rotary beacon on cab roof
  • Icicle breaker chain troughs
  • *Whip antenna base added to early-style fan grill on last radiator fan (new grill etching with spiral ring, and center disk)

 

Milwaukee Road #19 (item #s SXT30976-SXT30977)

  • Era represented by configuration: 1975-1978
  • *Non-notched pilot faces with angled lifting slots, and straight uncoupling levers
  • *Prime 2-chime electronic bell added to cab roof
  • *Locotrol antenna conduits and whip antenna bases added to cab roof
  • Prime PM-8901 rotary beacon on cab roof
  • Icicle breaker chain troughs
  • *Whip antenna base added to early-style fan grill on last radiator fan (new grill etching with spiral ring, and center disk)

 

Milwaukee Road #30 (item #s SXT30980-SXT30981)

  • Era represented by configuration: 1975-1978
  • *Non-notched pilot faces with angled lifting slots, and straight uncoupling levers
  • *Prime 2-chime electronic bell added to cab roof
  • Prime PM-8901 rotary beacon on cab roof

 

Milwaukee Road #156 “Bicentennial” (item #s SXT30982-SXT30983)

  • Era represented by configuration: 1976+
  • Non-notched pilot faces with angled lifting slots, and straight uncoupling levers
  • *Prime PM-8901 rotary beacon added to cab roof
  • *Battery box and sub-base lettering revised to shorter and more condensed “Version 2” style, after MILW #156 had its Bicentennial paint renewed in 1976; this version never offered before on a mass-produced model or decal set
  • *White eliminated from uncoupling levers
  • *Green and yellow MU hose color coding stripes deleted from pilot faces
  • Blue on carbody will be improved

 

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