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HO GE Dash 9-44CW Locomotive, ARZC with Heralds & OLS Logo #4401

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Athearn Genesis - ATHG-1299
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PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

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 troublefree operation.

  • Illuminated ground lights, front and rear walkway lights and numberboards
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps
  • DCC equipped models feature dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality

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

MODEL FEATURES:

  • 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
  • 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

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES:

  • #4400 No heralds, large dome antenna, exhaust stack cover installed, former BNSF 4534
  • #4401 Arizona California Railroad and Operation Lifesaver heralds, skate style antennas in addition to large antenna dome, Canadian National painted air conditioner, exhaust Stack cover installed, former BNSF 4577
  • #4402 Arizona California Railroad and Operation Lifesaver heralds, skate style antennas in addition to large antenna dome, exhaust stack cover installed, former BNSF 4846
  • #4403 No heralds, large dome antenna, former BNSF 4527

AZRC FEATURES:

  • Former BNSF units acquired in 2022
  • Details match BNSF 4300 class
  • PTC antennas
  • Officially Licensed by Operational Lifesaver

Product Specs

Lighting
LED
Sound
No
Sub Brand
GENESIS
Full Road Name
Arizona & California
Scale
HO
Wheel Configuration
C-C
Axles
6
DCC
Ready/21-Pin NEM
Minimum Radius
18"
Reporting Mark
ARZC
Coupler Style
McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era
2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer
GE
Truck Style
AAR