Atlas HO Dash 8-40C or 40CW, Silver or Gold Series 10001224-53

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Description

Different road # shown in illustration.

First built for Union Pacific in the late 1980’s by General Electric, the DASH 8-40C diesel locomotives were identified by an enlarged exhaust stack and the mounting of the dynamic brake grids in a square-like unit behind the cab, which housed an enlarged equipment blower fan. These six-axle, 4,000 hp engines are still in service today in North America.

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.

Master™ Silver Features:
  • Number boards, sand fill hatch, and marker lights where appropriate by railroad (8-40CW only)
  • Realistic die-cast underframe
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Highly detailed coupler cut bars
  • Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
  • Directional lighting
  • Painted crew members
  • Snowplow and piping on trucks
  • Recommended minimum radius: 22”
  • NMRA 8-pin plug for DCC (Decoder-ready)

 

Master™ Gold Features:

The Atlas Master™ Series Gold versions of these locomotives are able to use all of the QSI® Quantum System™ sound features on DC layouts with use of the Atlas Quantum Engineer™.

  • Realistic die-cast underframe
  • Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
  • Coupler pocket designed to accept AccuMate® Proto-couplers
  • Highly detailed coupler cut bars
  • Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses
  • Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds
  • Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails
  • Directional lighting
  • Painted crew members
  • Snowplow and piping on trucks
  • Recommended minimum radius: 22”
  • Electronic Dual-Mode® Decoder (e-DMD) that allows your locomotive to run in DCC or traditional DC (Quantum Engineer required for control of sounds in DC)

 

QSI® Titan Sound Decoder Features Including:
(Atlas Master™ Series 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)
    • 64 simultaneous sound channels

Note: Due to the higher starting voltage required to operate the sound system, it is not possible to MU a non-sound-equipped loco in DC (analog) mode.

 

Additional information

Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 14 × 6 × 4 in
Master™ Series

Silver, Gold

Railroad

Canadian National, CSX (Patched Conrail Quality)

Road Number

2120, 2127, 7302

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