Atlas 10000778 HO Conrail G.E. Dash 8-40CW Locomotive
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|Brand:||Master™ Gold Series|
|Car Type:||G.E. Dash 8-40CW Locomotive|
|Color:||Blue and white|
|Released Date:||February 2010|
|Built / Shopped Date:||/|
|Availability:||Out of Stock|
|Notes:||First built for Union Pacific in the late 1980's by General Electric, the DASH 8-40C diesel locomotives were identified by an enlarged exhaust stack and the mounting of the dynamic brake grids in a square-like unit behind the cab, which housed an enlarged equipment blower fan. These six-axle, 4,000 hp engines are still in service today in North America.
The 4,000hp Dash 8-40CW was produced by General Electric between 1989 and 1993 as a follow-up to the successful Dash 8-40C locomotive. The most distinguishing feature of this model was the introduction of GE's version of the wide-nose "North American Safety Cab." This style of cab would become a common sight on railroads across the country. Four major railroads purchased the Dash 8-40CW in fairly large quantities, including Conrail, CSX, Santa Fe and Union Pacific. Most of these units are still in regular mainline and heavy-haul freight service today. Due to various mergers, they can also be seen operating for new owners Norfolk Southern and BNSF.
The Atlas Master™ Series Gold versions of these locomotives are able to use all of the QSI® Quantum System™ sound features on DC layouts with use of the Atlas Quantum Engineer™. For more information on this product, click here or visit our online store for ordering info.
|Features:||Ditch lights (8-40CW only)
Number boards, sand fill hatch, and marker lights where appropriate by railroad (8-40CW only)
Realistic die-cast underframe
Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
Highly detailed coupler cut bars
Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
Painted crew members
Snowplow and piping on trucks
Recommended minimum radius: 22"
Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:
(Item # 7600-7685)
NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)
Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:
(Item # 9695-9674)
Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC
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