General Electric Dash 9-44CW diesel locomotive
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector, $259.99; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder, $359.99. Add $10 for Primed for Grime models.
Era: 1994+ to present (varies depending on scheme)
Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822; 800-338-4639; athearn.com
General Electric Dash 9-44CW diesel locomotive features:
- Trainline and m.u. hoses
- Prototype-specific details
- Walkway tread and etched-metal see-through steps
- Separate, factory-installed uncoupling levers, lift rings, sander lines, and windshield wipers
- See-through cab windows and full cab interior
- Celcon handrails
- Wire grab irons
- Light-emitting diode lighting including ground lights, walkway lights, and number boxes
- Heavy die-cast metal frame
- RP-25 contour wheels
- Minimum radius, 18”; recommended radius, 22”
Release date: November 2023
Road names: BC Rail (blue and silver); BNSF Ry. (Heritage II with Santa Fe nose door in one road number; green and orange without Heritage II stripes and lettering in two numbers); GECX (Primed for Grime BNSF Heritage II patchout in one number); Kansas City Southern (Primed for Grime BNSF Ry. Heritage II patchout in two numbers); Norfolk Southern (black and white with standard cab); and Union Pacific (Primed for Grime Chicago & North Western patchout and 1994 as-delivered Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Three numbers per paint scheme unless noted.
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