The SP C44-9W’s featured a post Rio-Grande merger scheme with Speed lettering and the iconic “bloody nose” grey and red paint scheme. Many of these C44-9Ws would join the UP fleets and eventually be repainted into the yellow and grey heraldry accordingly. It was not uncommon, however, to see these bloody nose SP units running on UP trains for some time before they were repainted.
- Factory installed detail parts
- Lighted ditch lights in the high mount position
- Prototypical Late Hi-Adhesion trucks
- Drop-in DCC friendly construction with an 8-pin socket