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HO G2 Dash 9-44CW, FMG #003

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HO G2 Dash 9-44CW, FMG #003

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  • Spare knuckles on rear pilot
  • FMG-specific handrails with extra railing
  • Front-only ditch lights mounted on anticlimber
  • Nathan K5LA horn


Part of a late-production MRL order, these SD70ACes also feature 6-step walkways like the BNSF units. The MRL units have standard GPS dome antennas on the cab roof.

The railway’s 240-wagon iron ore trains are amongst the heaviest trains in the world. The 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) (standard gauge) heavy haul railway is used by 35,200-metric ton (34,644-long-ton; 38,801-short-ton) trains up to 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) long carrying 29,000 metric tons (28,542 long tons; 31,967 short tons) of ore at 40-tonne (39-long-ton; 44-short-ton) axleload (the weight of the two 4,000-horsepower (3.0 MW) engines is extra). The railway is available to other miners for a fee.

FMG rosters a fleet of high horsepower 6-axle locomotives, including 15 Dash 9-44CWs.

“Fortescue Metals Group”, Wikipedia. Accessed 2-5-21


  • 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


  • By integrating and pioneering some of the latest model advancements in the industry, Athearn is redefining model fidelity with Genesis 2.0
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps
  • Illuminated number boards
  • Illuminated ground lights above front trucks
  • Illuminated front and rear walkway lights


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 Canadian National’s unique “tear drop” windows to the early body details on Southern Pacific and Santa Fe, these models take the Genesis 2.0 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

Era 1991-2009, 2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer General Electric
Lighted LED
Sound Ready
Scale HO
Reporting Mark FMG
Axles 6
DCC DCC Ready 21-Pin Harness