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Southern Pacific SW-8

There are definitely differences between orders, as regards type and number of headlights and numberboards, SP 1113 as depicted in Extra 2200 South, Issue 56, Jan/Feb/Mar. 1976 - SP Roster, Part III, looks more like a T&NO detailed unit - photo's will be needed to accurately model a unit in your timeframe.


N Scale:

  • Arnold/ConCor once produced an SW7, sold through Walthers that may be of use.
  • LifeLike SW8

HO Scale:

  • Atlas SW8
  • Athearn has an SW7 that can be backdated.
  • Con-Cor did make an SW7 that may also be of use.
  • LifeLike SW8

O Scale:

  • Atlas 'O'

Prototype References:

  • SP Dieselization by Garmany - Chapter 9 Postwar Diesel Switchers.
  • Extra 2200 South, Issue 54, Oct/Nov/Dec. 1975 - SP Roster, Part I
  • Extra 2200 South, Issue 56, Jan/Feb/Mar. 1976 - SP Roster, Part III
  • Model Railroader Cyclopedia Vol.2 Page 36 - Plans for a non-dynamic SW-8.

SP SW8 info page

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