HO Scale: GE ES44AC - DCC Ready - Canadian Pacific 'w/ PTC'

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Athearn Genesis HO Scale: GE ES44AC - DCC Ready - CPR 'w/ PTC'


In 2002, GE released the first of a new series of locomotives that would replace the popular Dash-9 series. The ES44DC and ES44AC, commonly called GEVOs for General Electric Evolution series, were designed to meet the stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by the EPA Tier II regulations. To meet the new standards, GE developed the 12-cylinder GEVO 12 engine. Both the bore and stroke were increased to produce the same 4400 horsepower as the older 7FDL16 16-cylinder engine. The new engine drives an alternator producing AC current that is rectified to DC current. On the ES44DC, this powers the traction motors. On the ES44AC, the DC current is “chopped” back into AC to power the traction motors. The two models share a common 73’ 2” frame and external appearance.

The ES44DC and ES44AC external details have changed with almost every year’s new orders. These models are of the early version produced in 2005 and 2006 and include the nose door on the left side, two widely-spaced dynamic brake vents, X-panels on the electrical cabinet, side grab irons on the long hood and flush-mounted top radiator grilles and radiator compartment doors.

  • Four new road numbers
  • Tall front snowplow
  • Dual trainline hoses
  • Additional MU stand front and rear
  • Nose door window
  • Nose door grab iron
  • Low front headlight
  • Low number boards
  • 3-window cab side
  • Desktop control stand
  • No sunshades
  • Sinclair antenna
  • Prime air filter
  • Steerable trucks
  • Low rear sand filler
  • Rear high vertical headlights
  • Long hood end access door
    • New for the ES44AC model, LED Lighting
    • Illuminated ditch lights
    • Low or high front headlight per prototype
    • Tinted cab windows
    • Large antenna dome
    • Small GPS dome
    • See through dynamic brake intakes
    • Two dynamic brake exhaust vents with wide spacing and flush housing
    • Short auxiliary cab rear left-side doors
    • Right side forward electrical cabinet with X-Panel
    • Nathan K5HL horn
    • Engine compartment side grab irons
    • Flush radiator compartment doors
    • Hand brake panel grille
    • Flush heat exchanger housing and top radiator grilles
    • 5000-gallon fuel tank
    • Era: 2005+
    • Minimum radius: 18”
    • Recommended radius: 22”
    • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
    • Non-sound QuickPlug™ equipped with NEM 21-pin DCC plug
    • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
    • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
    • Coupler cut levers
    • MU hoses
    • Trainline hose
    • See through cab windows
    • Full cab interior
    • Walkway tread
    • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
    • Windshield wipers
    • Lift rings
    • Wire grab irons
    • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
    • Sander lines
    • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
    • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
    • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
    • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
    • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
    • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
    • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
    • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
    • Replacement parts available

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