Kato HO Scale: GE C44-9W - DCC - UP
The headliner of GE’s 1993 freight locomotive line was the 6 motor, 4400hp C44-9W “Dash 9.” Slightly longer than its predecessors at 73 feet, 2 inches, the C44-9W used a new HiAd, bolsterless low-weight truck that was designed for better grip on the rails no matter the weather. A split cooling system lowered engine temperatures and fuel consumption as well, granting these locomotives a longer operation life and lower overhead costs.
The Kato AC4400CW features Cab, Headlight, Inverter Cabinet, and Number Board details accurate for each prototype roadname. Models have directional headlights and lighted walkway-mounted ditch lights, as well as lighted Number Boards. The models feature Kato Magnetic Knuckle Couplers, our five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels for smooth operation.
- DCC decoder pre-installed
- Directional headlights with illuminated ditchlights and numberboards
- Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
- Appropriate Numberboard placement for the prototypical model