HO Dash 9-44CW Sound-Ready, BNSF/Warbonnet #724

Overview

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Sound-ready with 21-pin DCC plug and speakers pre-installed
  • Operating ditch lights
  • Road-name-specific horn, plow, rear grills, trucks, and antennas
  • See-through cab windows
  • Fine scale handrails
  • Factory applied sunshades, frame-mounted bell, exhaust stack, brake wheel, rear sand filler, air tanks
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons
  • Steerable or Hi-ad trucks with separate shock struts and brake cylinders per prototype
  • 5,000 gallon fuel tank
  • LED Lighting for realistic color and appearance
  • Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains consistent
  • 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train for trouble-free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Separately-applied horns
  • McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Quick Plug™ and play technology: DCC ready with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brand of track

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Keeping in tradition with GE’s locomotive series nicknames beginning with the “Dash 7” of the 1970s, the C44-9W was dubbed the Dash 9 upon its debut in 1993. The design has since proven popular with North American railroads, the Dash 9-44CW shares its frame, Hi-ad trucks, 16-cylinder 7FDL engine, and 752AH-31 traction motors with the GE Dash 9-40CW.

Many North American railroads have ordered the C44-9W. They were originally ordered by Chicago & North Western Railway, Santa Fe, BNSF, CSX, Southern Pacific, Canadian National Railway, BC Rail, and Union Pacific Railroad. Norfolk Southern purchased the very similar Dash 9-40CWs.

Specifications

DCC: Ready/21-Pin NEM
SOUND: Ready
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: GE
Axles: 6
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No