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HO G2 Dash 9-40C w DCC & Sound NS #8777

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HO G2 Dash 9-40C w DCC & Sound NS #8777

Item No. ATHG31600
$339.98
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Next Shipment September 2021
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The last stand of the standard cabs for Norfolk Southern was the Dash 9-40C. With the completion of this order for 125 units from GE, all subsequent orders were mandated by the FRA to be built with the wide safety cab. These units are offered in the Thoroughbred paint scheme for operations up to 2018, when the Dash 9-40C units were the first to be used as cores for the AC44C6M rebuild program at NS’s Juniata facility and at GE in both Erie and Fort Worth.

Canadian National Features

  • Thoroughbred paint scheme for 2013-2014 to 2018 appearance
  • Each road number decorated different per repainted status
  • Curved engine compartment hood profile
  • Early ‘tabbed’ dynamic brake intake panels
  • Vertical mounted struts mounted on sideframes with 40” wheels per prototype
  • 8777: Early dynamic brake exhaust fascia
  • 8820 & 8855: Late dynamic brake exhaust fascia
  • Sound version features onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound

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 new Athearn Genesis 2.0 Dash 9-44CW is equally as impressive as its prototype, with a host of railroad specific details. From the Canadianspecific Dash 9-44CWL version with its 4-window cab to the CNW units with their unique roof vents, these models take the Genesis 2.0 line to new heights. Standard on all models are Athearn’s superior paint colors researched from the prototypes to be As Close to Real as it Gets.

DASH 9 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately –painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • Flexible rubber MU hoses for durability
  • Flexible rubber trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds model for safe storage

SOUND EQUPPED 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