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.Features: Ditch lights Number boards, sand fill hatch, and marker lights w appropriate by railroad 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 Directional lighting Painted crew members Snowplow and piping on trucks Recommended minimum radius: 22”
Atlas Master™ Series Silver Additional Features:
(Item #'s 7602-7604 & 7648-7665)
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