Rivet Counter HO Scale EMD SD38-2, Elgin Joliet and Eastern/Bicentennial

Built by EMD from November of 1972 through June of 1979, the SD38-2 was essentially the six-axle version of the smaller GP38-2 that featured numerous electronic upgrades. Designed for slow, heavy-haul freight operations, EMD hoped that the higher tractive effort and electrical upgrades in -2 line would attract more buyers than the predecessor SD38, which only sold 53 units to North American railroads.

Unfortunately, the newer model fared only marginally better with a total of 90 units being sold worldwide. Although sales were less than anticipated, the SD38-2 proved to be a reliable workhorse with many of these locomotives remaining in hump yard or local service today.

The Rivet Counter™ series SD38-2 is the definitive HO Scale model of EMD’s unique non-turbocharged six-axle locomotive. Our model combines smooth operating performance with unparalleled railroad, road number, and era-specific details™. Not to mention, Rivet Counter models come equipped with industry-leading LED lighting features right out of the box.

Run: 1
Announced: Nov 13, 2021
Arrived: Sep 29, 2023
DCC & Sound Equipped Retail: $355.99 DC/DCC Ready Retail: $279.99

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