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Athearn HO scale General Electric C44-9W diesel locomotive

By | August 8, 2022

First time with operating ditch lights, available in September 2023

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Red and gray train locomotive with "BNSF" on the side

General Electric C44-9W diesel locomotive

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current model with 21-pin NEM connector and factory-installed speakers, $169.99

Era: 1990s to mid-2000s+ (varies depending on scheme)

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

Red and gray train locomotive with "BNSF" on the side
General Electric C44-9W diesel locomotive

General Electric C40-9W diesel locomotive features:

  • Body-mounted McHenry knuckle couplers
  • Road-name-specific horn, snow plow, rear grills, trucks, and antennas
  • Factory applied sunshades, frame-mounted bell, exhaust stack, brake wheel, rear sand filler, wire grab irons, and air tanks
  • See-through cab windows
  • Light-emitting diode lighting
  • Heavy die-cast metal frame
  • Steerable or Hi-ad trucks with separate shock struts and brake cylinders as appropriate
  • RP-25 contour wheels
  • Minimum radius, 18”; recommended radius, 22”

Release date: September 2023

Road names: BNSF Ry. (red-and-silver warbonnet and Heritage II), Canadian National (red, white, and black with “wet noodle” herald), Hamersley Iron (silver, red, blue, and yellow), Southern Pacific (scarlet and gray with speed lettering), and Union Pacific (Armour Yellow and Harbor Mist Gray). Two numbers per scheme.

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