Atlas O 20022008 - Trainman - Conventional - DASH 8-40CW Locomotive "Union Pacific" #9529
- 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 diameter curve: O-36 (3-Rail)
- New truck design with single point lubrication for longer life with no disassembly required
3-Rail Conventional Features:
- Operating Horn and Bell Sounds
- Exclusive oscillating ditch lights when horn is activated
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.