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.

Atlas Master™ Series Silver MSRP:
$169.95
Atlas Master™ Series Gold MSRP: $279.95
Estimated Delivery:
3rd Quarter 2016

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:

  • ESU Sound equipped
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
HO DASH 8-40C Locomotive
10 002 257 Undecorated (Phase I) - 10 002 286
10 002 258 Undecorated (Phase II) - 10 002 287
New Road Numbers!
10 002 259 Chicago & North Western
(Safety Yellow/Green)
8523 10 002 288
10 002 260 Chicago & North Western
(Safety Yellow/Green)
8531 10 002 289
10 002 261 Chicago & North Western
(Safety Yellow/Green)
8539 10 002 290 
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 262 Chessie System (C&O)*† (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8701 10 002 291
10 002 263 Chessie System (C&O)*† (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8714 10 002 292
10 002 264 Chessie System (B&O)*† (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8779 10 002 293
10 002 265 Chessie System (B&O)*† (Yellow/Blue/Orange) 8808 10 002 294
10 002 266 CSX* "YN3b" (Blue/Yellow) 7542 10 002 295
10 002 267 CSX* "YN3b" (Blue/Yellow) 7562 10 002 296
HO DASH 8-40CW Locomotive
10 002 268 Undecorated (Santa Fe Style) - 10 002 297
10 002 269 Undecorated (Conrail Style)  - 10 002 298
New Road Numbers!
10 002 270 Canadian National (IC) (Blue/White) 2455 10 002 299
10 002 271 Canadian National (IC) (Blue/White) 2457 10 002 300
10 002 272 LMS (Blue/White) 702 10 002 301
10 002 273 LMS (Blue/White) 711 10 002 302
10 002 274 LMS (Blue/White) 713 10 002 303
10 002 275 Norfolk Southern (Horsehead) (Black/White) 8376 10 002 304
10 002 276 Norfolk Southern (Horsehead) (Black/White) 8396 10 002 305
10 002 277 Norfolk Southern (Horsehead) (Black/White) 8408 10 002 306
10 002 278 Santa Fe (Red/Yellow/Silver) 829 10 002 307
10 002 279 Santa Fe (Red/Yellow/Silver) 844 10 002 308
10 002 280 Santa Fe (Red/Yellow/Silver) 888 10 002 309
New Paint Schemes!
10 002 281 Canadian National (Red/Black/White) 2172 10 002 310
10 002 282 Canadian National (Red/Black/White) 2179 10 002 311
10 002 283 Canadian National (Red/Black/White) 2199 10 002 312
10 002 284   CSX* "YN3b" (Blue/Yellow) 7903 10 002 313
10 002 285   CSX* "YN3b" (Blue/Yellow) 7904 10 002 314

*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing C&NW marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.
†Alternate History Paint Scheme

 

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