2021 Product Spotlight - RailKing Uncataloged SW-8/9 Diesel Locomotives

Available Items

30-20912-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-9 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Louisville & Nashville

30-20913-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-9 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Louisville & Nashville

30-20914-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal

30-20915-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Cincinnati Union Terminal

30-20916-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • U.S. Army

30-20917-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • U.S. Army

30-20918-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chicago River & Indiana

30-20919-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chicago River & Indiana

30-20920-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • New York Central

30-20937-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Carling Brewing Co.

30-20938-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-8 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Carling Brewing Co.

30-20939-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-9 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Lima-Hamilton Corporation

30-20940-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-9 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Lima-Hamilton Corporation

30-20941-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-9 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Montour

30-20942-1

O Gauge RailKing SW-9 Switcher Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Montour

30-20944-1

O Scale RailKing SW-9 Diesel Engine With Proto-Sound 3.0
  • Chicago & Eastern Illinois

M.T.H. Electric Trains is producing a series of RailKing O Gauge SW-8/9 diesel locomotives for select M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in 2021. Many of the limited production paint schemes are available in two unique cab numbers and are only available from the M.T.H. Authorized Retailers who ordered them. You can review each retailer's offerings below or see the entire list to the left.

SW-8 Diesel Locomotives Offerings By Retailer

Berwyn's Toy Trains

30-20944-1 Chicago & Eastern Illinois

Dixie Union Station

30-20914-1 and 30-20915-1 Cincinnati Union Terminal

Mr. Muffin's

30-20916-1 and 30-20917-1 U.S. Army

30-20918-1 and 30-20919-1 Chicago River & Indiana

Stockyard Express

30-20937-1 and 30-20938-1 Carling Brewing Co.

Trainworld

30-20920-1 New York Central

SW-9 Diesel Locomotives Offerings By Retailer

Dixie Union Station

30-20912-1 and 30-20913-1 Louisville & Nashville

Patrick's Trains

30-20941-1 and 30-20942-1 Montour

Stockyard Express

30-20939-1 and 30-20940-1 Lima-Hamilton Corporation

ABOUT THE EMD SW-8 AND SW-9 DIESEL SWITCHER

EMD's 800-hp SW-8s and 1,200-hp SW-9s both debuted in 1950, marking the next stage in the evolution of one of railroading's longest-lived diesel families. The first SW-class engine, the 600-hp SW1, appeared in 1939, and the SW units remained in the EMD catalog until the 1,000-hp SW-1000 was finally retired in 1986. With the "SW" in the name denoting that the engine was built for switching duties, it never needed the high horsepower ratings of road diesels. They could be paired with cab-less "calf" units in the classic cow and calf configuration if a particular job needed more power.

These boxy little workhorses are available with the exciting Proto-Sound 3.0 system for unprecented value and fun. As switch locomotives, the SWs are perfect for yard duty thanks to their incredible slow-speed performance - performance governed by M.T.H.'s industry-leading Proto-Speed speed control system. No other switchers can creep so slow or uncouple cars from front or rear without additional equipment. If you've got a transformer with a whistle and bell button, you've got the best switcher you can buy today.

Product Features

Product Features: 

  • Intricately Detailed ABS Body
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • (2) Operating Metal Couplers
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Colorful Paint Scheme
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures
  • Spinning Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 12” x 2 1/2” x 3 1/2”
  • Operates On O-27 Curves Diesel DCC Features
  • F1 Bell
  • F2 Horn
  • F3 Start-up/Shut-down
  • F4 PFA
  • F5 Lights (except head/tail)
  • F6 Master Volume
  • F7 Front Coupler
  • F8 Rear Coupler
  • F9 Forward Signal
  • F10 Reverse Signal
  • F11 Grade Crossing
  • F12 Clickety Clack (On/Off)
  • F13 Idle Sequence 4
  • F14 Idle Sequence 3
  • F15 Idle Sequence 2
  • F16 Idle Sequence 1
  • F17 Extended Start-up
  • F18 Extended Shut-down
  • F19 Rev Up
  • F20 Rev Down
  • F21 One Shot Doppler
  • F22 Coupler Slack
  • F23 Coupler Close
  • F24 Single Horn Blast
  • F25 Engine Sounds
  • F26 Brake Sounds
  • F27 Cab Chatter
  • F28 Feature Reset