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Atlas O 20052001 - Trainman - DASH 8-40CW Locomotive "BNSF" - 2 Rail - Gold

Atlas O 20052001 - Trainman - DASH 8-40CW Locomotive "BNSF" - 2 Rail - Gold

Atlas Model Railroad Company

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Product Specification:

  • Road Name: BNSF
  • System: 2-Rail DCC
  • Product Line: Atlas O
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Release: 3rd Quarter 2017


  • Scale dimensions
  • Directional LED lighting
  • Santa Fe & BNSF locos feature a "Gull-Wing" cab
  • 3-Rail Conventional locos have horn and bell sounds
  • 2-Rail locomotives have fixed pilots, scale wheel sets and scale couplers
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons and handrail stanchions
  • Prototypical painting and lettering
  • Length: 17.5" without couplers, 18" over couplers
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Minimum radius curve: 36" (2-Rail)
  • New truck design with single point lubrication for longer life with no disassembly required

2-Rail Gold Features:

  • Oscillating Ditch Lights

QSI® Quantum System™ Features (2-Rail Gold Locomotives Only):

  • NEW QSI® Titan Sound Technology
  • 2nd Generation, proprietary sound processor for an increase in sound quality and variety
  • Ability to cut, paste and upgrade to new sounds with the Quantum
    Programmer (sold separately)
  • Horn/Bell sounds and multiple prime movers are all CV programmable
  • 64 simultaneous sound channels


The 4,000hp Dash 8-40CW was produced by General Electric between 1989 and 1993 as a follow-up to the successful Dash 8-40C locomotive. The most distinguishing feature of this model was the introduction of GE’s version of the wide-nose “North American Safety Cab.” This style of cab would become a common sight on railroads across the country. Four major railroads purchased the Dash 8-40CW in fairly large quantities, including Conrail, CSX, Santa Fe and Union Pacific. Most of these units are still in regular mainline and heavy-haul freight service today. Due to various mergers, they can also be seen operating for new owners Norfolk Southern and BNSF.

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