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Kato 176-261: EMD E8/9 Locomotive. The Milwaukee Road #31C.

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Factory installed Kato knuckle couplers. This Locomotive has been run. It is in its original "Level 2 Quality" condition. There are no cracks in the box.
Product ID 2052
Manufacturer Kato
  ISBN 176-261
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The E8 was a 2,250-horsepower (1,678 kW), A1A-A1A passenger-train locomotive built by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division (EMD) of La Grange, Illinois. 450 cab versions, or E8As, were built from August 1949 to January 1954, 447 for the U.S. and 3 for Canada. 46 E8Bs were built from December 1949 to January 1954, all for the U.S. The 2,250 hp came from two 12 cylinder model 567B engines, each driving a generator to power the two traction motors on one truck. The E8 was the ninth model in the line of passenger diesels of similar design known as EMD E-units. Starting in September 1953 at total of 21 E8As were built which used either the 567BC or 567C engines.
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