|N-Scale GE AC4400CW|
More AC Power for your Railroad!|
A perfect model for Coal and Intermodal trains!
|Prototype Information —
|In 1994, GE delivered the first AC4400CW locomotive, their
answer to EMD's successful SD70MAC. Nearly 10 years later,
the AC4400CW has become one of the most successful locomotives
in the history of North American railroading. The AC4400CW
is operated by railroads from East to West and Canada to
Union Pacific's large fleet of AC4400CW locomotives,
with hundreds of locomotives on the roster, is full of
variation. Some of UP's locomotives have come through
mergers with Southern Pacific and Chicago & North
The main spotting feature for the AC4400CW, when compared
to the similar C44-9W is the large Inverter Cabinet behind
the helper's side of the cab (conductor/brakeman's side).
|Model Features —
|The Kato AC4400CW will feature Cab, Headlight, Inverter
Cabinet, and Number Board details accurate for each prototype
roadname. Models will 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, and a DCC-Friendly mechanism for easy drop-in
of a DCC decoder.
|Roadname Information —
In 1999, BNSF accepted delivery
of three AC4400CW locomotives numbered 5600-5602. Satisfied
with their performance, BNSF ordered an additional quantity
of locomotives numbered 5603-5652. Our model follows
the details of this later production, including GE's
most current inverter cabinet panel design.
- CEFX Leasing
CEFX is a reporting mark of CIT
Rail Resources. They provide a wide array of equipment
leasing and financial products to the rail industry
and own and manages a fleet in excess of 54,000 railcars
and approximately 550 locomotives. With the potential
to operate anywhere in the US or Canada, the CEFX AC4400CW
is a fine addition to any operating fleet.
- Canadian Pacific "Two Flags"
Many of Canadian Pacific's AC4400CW
locomotives were delivered with a "two flag" image that
included compontents of the US and Canadian flag. The
word "System" was added to "CP Rail" to signify the
railway's growing North American network. Although some
CPR AC4400CWs have been repainted, many continue to
operate in this paint scheme.
- Canadian Pacific "Golden Beaver"
In 1997, following a restructuring
in 1996, CPR introduced their new image which featured
a return to their "Beaver" logo. This time, however,
the Beaver logo was gold. Our "Golden Beaver" locomotives
represent locomotives repainted in the new paint scheme.
CPR operates an excellent website about their corporate history with a page documenting their logo's history.
- Union Pacific "Lightning Bolt"
Applied to many AC4400CW is the Union Pacific "Lightning Bolt" paint scheme that
features the Winged Shield on the nose and a "zig zag"
stripe on the side.
- Union Pacific "Building America"
With a debut in 2002, Union Pacific's
current "Brand Identity"
is known as Building America. This paint scheme features
the same Winged Shield on the locomotive nose, but adds
a beautiful US flag to the locomotive hood as well as
a UP Shield and the tagline Building America.
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