MTH Premier SD35 Diesel Engine – Penn Central


Authorized Retailer Berwyn’s Toys & Trains in Berwyn, Illinois.

  • Road Name: Penn Central
  • Cab Numbers: 6011 & 6022
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • High Rail Wheels
  • Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Estimated Release: 3rd Quarter 2023
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  MTH Custom Run / MTH Special Run

Produced from 1964 to 1966, the SD35, along with its four-axle GP35 sibling, marked both an end and a beginning. They were the last road diesels to use the EMD 567 motor that had powered switchers, F-units, and Geeps since 1939 (so named because each cylinder displaced 567 cubic inches). For the horsepower race of the 1960s, EMD tweaked the 567 to a turbocharged V-16 delivering 2500 hp. That was it for the 567, however, and in 1966 the baton was passed to the more powerful model 645. But while the “35 line” diesels ushered out an old motor, they ushered in a new look. Their angled cab roofs and the clean, squared-off lines of their car bodies established the look of EMD road power for the next three decades.

In an era when 4-axles diesels were the norm, the six-axle SD version was intended for lighter track, because its weight was spread out over more wheels. Those extra wheels were also an advantage in lower-speed service with heavier loads. While a majority of railroads ordered the low-nose version, the Southern and Norfolk & Western ordered SD35s with the high short nose and often ran them long-hood forward for better crew protection.


  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • Lighted LED Marker Lights
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Quillable Horn With Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 17 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 4 5/16”
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

Additional information

cab #

20-21775-1, Cab No. 6011, 20-21776-1, Cab No. 6022


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