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|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 Mexico.
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 Western.
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
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.
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.
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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New: June 2005
& North Western ||8819||$110.00||KAT-176-7031|
Previous release pictured
& North Western||8804|
Pacific "lightning bolt"||6717|