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Athearn Genesis General Electric AC4400CW diesel locomotive

By | November 28, 2022

Diesel locomotive available in six schemes

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A model locomotive in a green and red Ferromex paint scheme

Athearn Genesis General Electric AC4400CW diesel locomotive

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $269.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $369.99

Era: 1995+ (varies depending on paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822; 800-338-4639; athearn.com

A model locomotive in a green and red Ferromex paint scheme
General Electric AC4400CW

General Electric AC4400CW features:

  • Light-Emitting Diode lighting including illuminated number boards, ground lights, front and rear walkway lights, and marker lights where appropriate
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps
  • Animated roller bearing caps
  • Uncoupling levers
  • See-through cab windows and full cab interior
  • Celcon handrails
  • Fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Brass horns correct to the prototype
  • McHenry knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pickup
  • Minimum radius, 18”; recommended radius, 22”
  • Road number-specific details

Release date: December 2023

Road names: BNSF Ry. (orange and green Heritage II scheme); Canadian Pacific (red in CP Rail System “dual flags” scheme); Ferromex (green, red, and white); Kansas City Southern (gray and red); Quebec Cartier Railway (blue, red, and white); and  Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Three road numbers per scheme.

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