EMD's SW8 SW900 and SW600 all shared the same carbody distinguished from other similar models by having only a single exhaust stack. Popular with railroads and private companies for switching and light road duties since the 1950s many of these venerable locomotives still serve today. The SW8 is the newest addition to Lionel's switcher fleet. Featuring a single motor drive both LEGACY and Bluetooth control Railsounds and fixed pilots; these versatile locomotives offer trememdous features and detail in a compact model. They will be right at home switching cars or hauling freight on railroads of any size!
LEGACY Control System equipped able to run in LEGACY Control mode in TrainMaster Command Control mode or in Conventional mode with a standard transformerOperate with Universal Remote or Bluetooth Control via the Lionel LionChief AppLionel Voice Control (LVC) - run your locomotive by speaking commands into your phone via LionChief App - available on select items look for LVC logoOdyssey II Speed ControlIR Transmitter for SensorTrackFixed pilotsSingle motorElectorCoupler on front and rear Traction tiresRefined Conventional Transformer Control mode with lower starting speedsFan-driven smoke unit Adjustable smoke outputDirectional lighting including LED headlightsMarker lights on front and rearIlluminated number boardsLighted cab interiorDie-cast trucks pilot and fuel tankMetal frameHigh levels of separately applied metal detailsEngineer and conductor figures LEGACY RailSounds sound system featuring:CrewTalk dialog with different scenarios depending on whether the locomotive is in motion or stoppedTrainSounds that mimic realistic radio chatter when the locomotive is in motion or stoppedSix official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialogEight diesel RPM levelsLEGACY Real-Time Quilling Horn control with instant response for realistic signature quilling and correctly timed warning signals5 different horns to choose from for a more customized experienceSingle hit or continuous mechanical bell sounds5 levels of bell pitching for customized soundsSequence Control: Plays the sound effects of an entire trip including warning sounds and announcements based on the movement and speed of the locomotiveCurrent speed and fuel dialog refueling sound effects
Gauge: O Gauge
Minimum Curve: O31
Road Name: Boston & Maine
Road #: 801