New Product Spotlight – BNSF Heritage Units

17 09 2012

Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Unit have certainly captured the spotlight this year! And our forthcoming models are no exception. And all of this buzz has prompted many to ask, “Will CSX and BNSF follow?” Well we don’t know either, but we sure can dream. Now you can share that vision with our renditions of what a BNSF Heritage fleet might look like on the SD70ACe.

Burlington Northern

6-38741 Burlington Northern

The six locomotives pay fitting tribute to some of the most famous of BNSF’s predecessors. Of course you have the Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe. We’ve also included the classic fallen flags of the Burlington, Frisco, Great Northern and Northern Pacific. All of the locomotives feature colors and styling that captures the classic look of the original lines with a splash of modern style to fit the angles of the SD70ACe. These will look good alongside your other BNSF equipment, or pooled with the many other Heritage units we’ve produced.


6-38750 EMD Demonstrator

Looking for color without the heritage? We’ve also got the SD70ACe Demonstrator included in this run. The new locomotive was EMD’s ambassador and sales representative to railroads all across the continent, now you can bring it to yours. Note that we are only offering the one road number in a powered model for the demonstrator.

Santa Fe

6-38735 Santa Fe

Each of the schemes is presented in three road numbers – two LEGACY-equipped powered units and one non-powered. You can build your fantasy consist as large as you’d like to power any train – whether it’s crossing the Montana Rockies or the Arizona deserts. Each of the powered locomotives features:

  • LEGACY Control System – able to run on LEGACY, TMCC or Conventional control layouts
  • Odyssey II Speed Control with On / Off switch
  • Great Northern

    9-38744 Great Northern

    LEGACY RailSounds including

    • CrewTalk and TowerCom dialog
    • 6 Official railroad speeds
    • 8 Diesel RPM levels
    • Quilling Horn
    • Bell (single hit and continuous)
    • Sequence Control
    • Current speed and fuel dialog
    • Refueling sounds
  • Northern Pacifc

    6-38747 Northern Pacific

    Dual maintenance-free motors

  • Traction Control
  • Refined Conventional Control mode with lower starting speeds
  • Front and Rear ElectroCouplers
  • Fan-driven smoke with adjustable output
  • Directional lighting
  • Marker Lights
  • Illuminated Number Boards


    6-38738 Frisco

  • Oscillating Ditch Lights
  • Working Ground Lights
  • Lighted cab interior with crew
  • Metal frame, pilots, trucks and fuel tank
  • MSRP: $529.99

Non-powered models feature:


6-38732 Burlington

  • Metal frame, trucks, pilot and couplers
  • Front and rear magnetic couplers
  • Select separately applied details
  • MSRP: $259.99

All of the locomotives will negotiate an O-31 curve and will be pulling into your dealers very soon. Who knows – maybe the prototype will follow suit soon too?



11 responses

17 09 2012
Andrew Falconer

They look like Frank Swafford designs.

22 09 2012

Frank said he did not like the schemes

22 09 2012

what is traction control?

29 10 2012
Aaron Hambright

Will they come out an EMX 1205 or 1203?

30 10 2012

I don’t know of any plans for more EMD releases at this time, but I will definately pass this along to the product development group.

5 11 2012
Aaron Hambright

Ok. Thanks!!!! And do you know if the letters on the EMDX model if they are chrome looking or white?

5 11 2012
Aaron Hambright

And I meant is the “ELCTRO MOTIVE” in chrome looking letters or white?

30 03 2014

I Think I’ll Start off On The Burlington Northern. Santa Fe Heritage Unit Project First! Then C. S. X. Heritage Unit Project! & Here R My First 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Heritage Units! 4 This Project! They R
Great Northern: Orange/Yellow/Green, Great Northern: Sky-blue/White, Burlington Northern: White Face, Santa Fe: Red/Silver, & Santa Fe: Blue/Yellow. Yep! That’s Everything!

30 03 2014

Well in Trains Mag. June 2014 I’m Going 2 Raise Enough Money 4 This Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Heritage Unit Project! & Once Finish it! The First 5 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Heritage Units Will Make Their Appearance in bakers-Field, & Moe Half a California! & Don’t Forget the
Northern Pacific Heritage Unit in The Green/White Paint Passenger Train Scheme 2 Make it 6.

8 04 2014

Presenting The Parade of The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Heritage Units Coming In June Right Now! 2 C. B. & Q s 2 Northern Pacific-s, & 2 Great Northern-s

9 04 2014

& Now Amtrak F-40-P-H. #402 as a Heritage Unit in The Future Phase 2 Paint Scheme on Meet The Railroad! as a TV News Show on Trains When First Pull into San Jose Dir i don Station Like Cal-Train, ACE Trains, Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, & The Coast Starlight! As Well

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