NEW ATLAS HO Scale GE Dash 8-40CW NS #8356

HO Scale GE Dash 8-40CW (C40-8W) Norfolk Southern (NS) #8356 Part Number 7657 * Photo may show different road number

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.


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
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