Engine shown is the Rio Grande version but this model is undecorated and unnumbered. Built in the late 1980’s by GE, the DASH 8-40B diesel locomotives were identified by the Industrial Rail dynamic brake gear located along the roof line between the cab and engine compartment, with ventilation provided by large roof-top grilles. These four-axle, high horsepower engines are still in service today in North America.
- Operating ditch lights.
- Realistic die-cast underframe.
- Standard cab or gull wing cab as per the prototype.
- Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds.
- Directional lighting.
- Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers.
- Painted crew figures.
- Separately-installed scale windshield wipers.
- Metal grab irons and fine scale handrails.
- Highly detailed coupler cut bars.
- Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses.
- Shock absorbers.
- Piping on trucks