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20-2946-1 UP Dash 8
Dash-8 Diesel Engine -

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Product Line: Premier Roadname: Union Pacific Shipping Date: Shipped Dash-8 Diesel Engine - With Proto-Sound 2.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels) - Union Pacific

Cab Nos. 9368, 9370 & 9387
Product Number: 20-2946-1 M.S.R.P. $ 429.95 First appeared in: 2009 Volume 2 In the late 1980s, as General Electric and General Motors' Electro-Motive Division engaged in heated competition (that continues today) for market share in the high horsepower category, GE announced its Dash 8 line of diesel locomotives. Although the first demonstrator version had only 3,200 hp, most of the Dash 8s had 4,000 hp when delivered and were therefore designated Dash 8-40. Because GE builds its diesel locomotives in five modules, it was able to customize its Dash 8s for each buyer to an unusual degree.
Some railroads ordered their Dash 8s with conventional cabs, while others opted for the wider North American or comfort cabs, identified by a "W" in the engine name. Some Dash 8s have 4-wheel trucks — denoted with a "B" — while a Dash 8-40C has 6-wheel trucks. This variety meant that these diesels, which were designed for fast freight duty, also found a home in Amtrak passenger service. Despite their many differences, all Dash 8s share microprocessor control. The microprocessor, a small computer, regulates rpm, fuel injection volume, generator excitation, and many other operational features to make the Dash 8s run more efficiently than any diesels before them.

M.T.H. is proud to produce this superbly detailed Premier model of the Dash 8 that found its niche in high-speed intermodal service, the Dash 8-40CW — 4000 horsepower, 6-wheel trucks, wide comfort cab. Like their prototypes built between 1989 and 1994, these models are a perfect choice to power the hottest trains on your railroad.
•Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
•Intricately Detailed ABS Body
•Authentic Paint Scheme
•Metal Body Side Grilles
•Moveable Roof Fan Blades
•Metal Chassis
•Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
•Directionally Controlled Headlights
•Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
•(2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplersr
•(2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors
•Lighted Cab Interior
•Illuminated Number Boards
•Operating Smoke Unit
•(2) Engineer Cab Figures
•Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
•Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
•Proto-Sound 2.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
•Unit Measures:17 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 4"
•Operates On O-42 Curves