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HO Dash 9-44CW Locomotive, BNSF #4982

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HO Dash 9-44CW Locomotive, BNSF #4982

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HO Dash 9-44CW Locomotive, BNSF #4982

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  • Unique paint scheme with no stripes or logos
  • Medium angled snowplows

The power-short Burlington Northern Santa Fe placed some of these 1998-built units immediately into service without their stripes and logos. A simple black road number and reporting mark adorned the cab sides. Along with the multitude of Superfleet, Cascade Green and Freightbonnet units running around at the time, it made for some truly colorful lashups of power!


  • “Replacement” nose door from a Superfleet unit
  • Other details similar to BNSF 4731 / 4790 on this page
  • PTC antennas

Looking outwardly like any other BNSF Dash 9, 4982 has an interesting feature- look closely at the nose! The unit received a replacement door from a Superfleet unit sometime in 2018.


  • Illuminated ground lights above front trucks, front and rear walkway lights, and number boards
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps


  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See-through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • 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
  • Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • 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”


  • 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


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.

Product Specifications

Reporting Mark BNSF
Axles 6
Lighted LED
Sound Ready
Era 1991-2009, 2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer EMD
DCC Ready/21-Pin NEM
Scale HO