New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers! New Lower Price!

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First built for Union Pacific in the late 1980s 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.

Standard MSRP:
$129.95
Decoder-Equipped MSRP: $169.95
Estimated Delivery:
3rd Quarter 2016

Features:

  • NCE Decoder (DCC models only)
  • Both DCC ready and DCC equipped versions
  • Separate coupler cut lever
  • Directional lighting
  • Golden white LEDs
  • Painted safety rails
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Dual flywheel equipped 5-pole skewed armature motor with a low friction mechanism
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers

NCE Decoder Features:

  • Silent Running™ motor drive
  • Both short and long addresses can be programmed on main line (Ops mode)
  • Torque Compensation for ultra smooth low speed performance
  • Programmable start, mid and maximum speed CVs that work in all speed modes
  • Four function outputs with lighting effects generators that allow you to select from 15 different lighting behaviors (ditch lights, Mars light, strobes, beacon, etc)
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Silent Running™ Drive is a registered trademark of NCE Corporation
Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
N DASH 8-40CW Locomotives
40 002 686 Undecorated - ATSF Style - 40 002 711
40 002 687 Undecorated - CR Style - 40 002 712
New Road Numbers!
40 002 688  BNSF "H2" (Orange/Green/Yellow) 856 40 002 713
40 002 689 BNSF "H2" (Orange/Green/Yellow) 877 40 002 714
40 002 690 BNSF "H2" (Orange/Green/Yellow) 916 40 002 715
40 002 691 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6059 40 002 716
40 002 692 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6060 40 002 717
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 693 Canadian National (Black/Red/White) 2141 40 002 718
40 002 694 Canadian National (Black/Red/White) 2152 40 002 719
40 002 695 Canadian National (IC) (Black/Red/White) 2458 40 002 720
40 002 696 CSX* (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 7302 40 002 721
40 002 697 CSX* (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 7307 40 002 722
40 002 698 Norfolk Southern (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 8323 40 002 723
40 002 699 Norfolk Southern (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 8417 40 002 724
N DASH 8-40C Locomotive
40 002 700 Undecorated - Phase 1 - 40 002 725
40 002 701 Undecorated - Phase 2 - 40 002 726
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 702 CSX* "YG" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7509 40 002 727
40 002 703 CSX* "YG" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7587 40 002 728
40 002 704 CSX* "YG" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7588 40 002 729
40 002 705 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15014 40 002 730
40 002 706 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15022 40 002 731
40 002 707 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15029 40 002 732
40 002 708 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9167 40 002 733
40 002 709 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9225 40 002 734
40 002 710 Union Pacific "Building America" (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9299 40 002 735

*CSX Licensed Product
Products bearing Union Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.

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