Ditch lights both ends (flash when horn is blown on DCC/sound models)
Nathan K5LAR24 horn
Two “firecracker” antennas
Spare knuckle box on walkway
The last stand of the “Standard Cab”, these 4000hp, 1995-built units have earned the railfan nickname of “Top Hats” due to their rooftop mounted air conditioners. NS 8764-8888, a total of 125 units, were the first in a series of yearly NS orders from 1995 to 2005. They have since been retired, with some being used for the AC44C6M rebuild program.
DASH 9-44CW SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
Illuminated ground lights above front trucks, front and rear walkway lights, and number boards
Etched, see-through walkway steps
GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
Coupler cut levers
See-through cab windows
Full cab interior
Wire grab irons
DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
LED Lighting for trouble free operation
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”
SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE
Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Precision slow speed control
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included in the box
PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Built by GE from 1993 until 2004, the Dash 9-44CW and its variants were the definitive North American mainline freight locomotives of their time, with an impressive 3668 total units built. Constructed for US railroads from coast to coast, the units were also ordered by Canadian roads, and significant export orders went to Australia and Brazil.
The Athearn Genesis Dash 9-44CW is equally as impressive as its prototype, with a host of railroad specific details. From Canadian National’s unique “tear drop” windows to the early body details on Southern Pacific and Santa Fe, these models take the Genesis line to new heights. Standard on all models are Athearn’s superior paint colors, reliable Genesis drive and LED lighting for years of trouble free operation.
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