New Road Numbers & Paint Schemes!

 

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.

Standard MSRP:
$159.95
Limited Edition MSRP: $169.95
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $269.95
Decoder-Equipped Limited Edition MSRP: $279.95
Estimated Delivery:
February 2010

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
  • Directional lighting
  • 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
  • QSI® Quantum System™ Features Including:
    (Atlas Master™ Series Gold locomotives only)

  • Dual speaker system
  • Authentic diesel engine sounds
  • Squealing brakes
  • Doppler effect
  • Air let-off in neutral
  • Coupler impact sounds when operated with DCC
  • Helper mode that mutes the whistle and bell for double heading
  • And more!
  • Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode.
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Item# Road Name Road Number
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
7600 Undecorated (Phase 1) -
Limited Edition!
10 000 743 GE Demonstrator ("Web W Morse" Gray/Red) 001
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 744 CSX* "YG" (Gray/Blue w/Yellow Ends) 7509
10 000 745 CSX* "YG" (Gray/Blue w/Yellow Ends) 7587
10 000 746 CSX* "YG" (Gray/Blue w/Yellow Ends) 7588
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 000 747 Chicago & North Western (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8505
10 000 748 Chicago & North Western (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8521
10 000 749 Chicago & North Western (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8529
10 000 750 Norfolk Southern ("Horse Head" Black/White) 8309
10 000 751 Norfolk Southern ("Horse Head" Black/White) 8310
10 000 752 Norfolk Southern ("Horse Head" Black/White) 8311
10 000 753 Union Pacific (Gray/Yellow/Red) 9100
10 000 754 Union Pacific (Gray/Yellow/Red) 9122
10 000 755 Union Pacific (Gray/Yellow/Red) 9149
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
7603 Undecorated (Santa Fe Style) -
7604 Undecorated (Conrail Style) -
10 000 756 BNSF "H3" (Orange/Black) 824
10 000 757 BNSF "H3" (Orange/Black) 829
10 000 758 BNSF "H3" (Orange/Black) 853
10 000 759 Conrail (Blue/White/Black) 6052
10 000 760 Conrail (Blue/White/Black) 6094
10 000 761 Conrail (Blue/White/Black) 6087
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Chicago & North Western and Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
9695 Undecorated (Phase 1) -
Limited Edition!
10 000 762 GE Demonstrator ("Web W Morse" Gray/Red) 001
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 763 CSX* "YG" (Gray/Blue w/Yellow Ends) 7509
10 000 764 CSX* "YG" (Gray/Blue w/Yellow Ends) 7587
10 000 765 CSX* "YG" (Gray/Blue w/Yellow Ends) 7588
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 000 766 Chicago & North Western (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8509
10 000 767 Chicago & North Western (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8517
10 000 768 Chicago & North Western (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8525
10 000 769 Norfolk Southern ("Horse Head" Black/White) 8309
10 000 770 Norfolk Southern ("Horse Head" Black/White) 8310
10 000 771 Norfolk Southern ("Horse Head" Black/White) 8311
10 000 772 Union Pacific (Gray/Yellow/Red) 9102
10 000 773 Union Pacific (Gray/Yellow/Red) 9137
10 000 774 Union Pacific (Gray/Yellow/Red) 9153
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
9698 Undecorated (Santa Fe Style) -
9699 Undecorated (Conrail Style) -
10 000 775 BNSF "H3" (Orange/Black) 828
10 000 776 BNSF "H3" (Orange/Black) 844
10 000 777 BNSF "H3" (Orange/Black) 857
10 000 778 Conrail (Blue/White/Black) 6064
10 000 779 Conrail (Blue/White/Black) 6076
10 000 780 Conrail (Blue/White/Black) 6099

*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Chicago & North Western and Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

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