New Road Numbers & Paint Schemes!

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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.

Atlas Master™ Series Silver MSRP:
$159.95
Atlas Master™ Series Silver LE MSRP: $169.95
Atlas Master™ Series Gold MSRP: $259.95
Atlas Master™ Series Gold LE MSRP: $269.95
Estimated Delivery:
2nd Quarter 2012

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:

  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)
  • Atlas Master™ Series Gold Additional Features:

  • Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC (Quantum Engineer required for control of sounds in DC)
  • QSI® Titan Sound Decoder Features Including:
    (Atlas Master™ Series Gold locomotives only)

  • NEW QSI Titan Sound Technology
  • 2nd Generation, proprietary sound processor for an increase in sound quality and variety
  • Ability to cut, paste and upgrade to new sounds with the Quantum Programmer (sold separately)
  • 64 simultaneous sound channels
  • 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 - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
7600 Undecorated (Phase 1) -
7601 Undecorated (Phase 2) -
10 001 224 Canadian National (Red/White/Black) 2120
10 001 225 Canadian National (Red/White/Black) 2127
10 001 226 Canadian National "15th Anniversary" (Red/White/Black w/Logo) 2113
10 001 227 Canadian National "15th Anniversary" (Red/White/Black w/Logo) 2115
10 001 228 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15014
10 001 229 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15022
10 001 230 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15029
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
7602 Undecorated (CSX/UP Style) -
7603 Undecorated (Santa Fe Style) -
7604 Undecorated (Conrail Style) -
10 001 231 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6059
10 001 232 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6060
10 001 233 CSX* (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 7302
10 001 234 CSX* (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 7307
10 001 235 NS (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 8323
10 001 236 NS (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 8417
Limited Edition Model!
10 001 237 CSX* (George H. W. Bush Campaign) (Blue/Yellow) 1992
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master™ Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound) [DCC Ready]
10 001 238 BNSF (H2)† (Orange/Green) 856
10 001 239 BNSF (H2)† (Orange/Green) 877
10 001 240 BNSF (H2)† (Orange/Green) 916
10 001 241 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 9488
10 001 242 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 9505
10 001 243 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 9525
*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

 

Item# Road Name Road Number
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
9695 Undecorated (Phase 1) -
9696 Undecorated (Phase 2) -
10 001 244 Canadian National (Red/White/Black) 2120
10 001 245 Canadian National (Red/White/Black) 2127
10 001 246 Canadian National "15th Anniversary" (Red/White/Black w/Logo) 2113
10 001 247 Canadian National "15th Anniversary" (Red/White/Black w/Logo) 2115
10 001 248 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15014
10 001 249 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15022
10 001 250 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15029
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
9697 Undecorated (CSX/UP Style) -
9698 Undecorated (Santa Fe Style) -
9699 Undecorated (Conrail Style) -
10 001 251 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6059
10 001 252 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6060
10 001 253 CSX* (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 7302
10 001 254 CSX* (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 7307
10 001 255 NS (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 8323
10 001 256 NS (patched CR Quality) (Blue/White) 8417
Limited Edition Model!
10 001 257 CSX* (George H. W. Bush Campaign) (Blue/Yellow) 1992
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Road Numbers!
Atlas Master™ Series Gold (With Decoder & Sound)
10 001 258 BNSF (H2)† (Orange/Green) 856
10 001 259 BNSF (H2)† (Orange/Green) 877
10 001 260 BNSF (H2)† (Orange/Green) 916
10 001 261 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 9488
10 001 262 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 9505
10 001 263 Union Pacific (Yellow/Gray/Red) 9525

*CSX Licensed Product †Gull-wing cab
Products bearing Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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