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 GE0s version of the wide-nose 0North American Safety Cab.0 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.
Both DCC ready and DCC equipped versions
Decoder equipped units powered by NCE Decoders
Illuminated Ditch Lights in Analog
Operational Ditchlights in DCC (On/Off/Alternating)
Golden white LEDs
Separate coupler cut lever
Blackened metal wheels
Dual flywheel equipped 5-pole skewed armature motor with a low friction mechanism
Factory-installed AccuMate0 magnetic knuckle couplers!
AccuMate couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.