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HO SW1000 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, CB&Q #9320

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HO SW1000 Locomotive with DCC & Sound, CB&Q #9320

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  • Dual winterization windows
  • Fire cracker antenna
  • Early style cut levers

The CB&Q purchased their first group of SW1000’s in 1966. Their CB&Q career was short lived since they all became part of the Burlington Northern fleet after the 1970 merger of the CB&Q, GN, NP and SP&S.


  • Operating ground lights
  • Newly designed can motor is more powerful and quieter than before
  • DCC-ready models feature 21-pin plug
  • DCC & sound models feature Tsunami2 sound with dual cube speakers
  • LED lighting for long life and reliable operation


  • Lit ground lights
  • Detailed cab interior
  • Drop steps unless noted
  • MU stands
  • Exhaust stack
  • Printed numberboards
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Signal hoses with silver glad hands unless noted
  • Front and rear trainline hoses with silver glad hands
  • Separately applied wire grab irons
  • See through radiator intake grille and cab windows
  • Low or high mounted windshield wipers per prototype
  • Rectangular or oval builder’s plate where appropriate
  • Separately applied Air tank
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology
  • Improved 5-pole skew wound can motor with flywheels and multi-link drivetrain for with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Highly-detailed, injection molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”


  • Onboard Tsunami2 DCC/Sound decoder
  • Cube Speaker for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • Some functions are limited in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6 (Flashing ditch lights, beacon, etc)
  • Excellent low-speed operation
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box


An EMD SW1000 is a 4 axle diesel switcher locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June 1966 and October 1972. Power was provided by an EMD 645E 8-cylinder engine which generated 1,000 horsepower. This locomotive was built on the same common frame as the EMD SW1500, giving it an overall length of 44 feet 8 inches. Over one-third of SW1000 production went to the Burlington Northern Railroad.

The SW1000 was taller than previous EMD switchers, which posed a problem for industrial customers: at many facilities, tight clearances existed, and the SW1000 exceeded them. As a result, most production went to railroads, not industries.

114 EMD SW1000 units were built for railroads and industrial operations in the United States.

Currently 2 EMD SW1000 units are owned and operated by VIA Rail Canada in the Montreal Maintenance Centre.

Product Specifications

Lighting LED
Sound Tsunami2
Reporting Mark CB&Q
DCC Equipped
Scale HO
Era 1941-1970, 1971-1990
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
Axles 4