Atlas N DASH 8-40C/CW Locomotives

First built for Union Pacific in the late 1980s by General Electric, the DASH 8-40C diesel locomotives were identified by an enlarged exhaust stack and the mounting of the dynamic brake grids in a square-like unit behind the cab, which housed an enlarged equipment blower fan. These six-axle, 4,000 hp engines are still in service today in North America.

The 4,000hp Dash 8-40CW was produced by General Electric between 1989 and 1993 as a follow-up to the successful Dash 8-40C locomotive. The most distinguishing feature of this model was the introduction of GE’s version of the wide-nose “North American Safety Cab.” This style of cab would become a common sight on railroads across the country. Four major railroads purchased the Dash 8-40CW in fairly large quantities, including Conrail, CSX, Santa Fe and Union Pacific. Most of these units are still in regular mainline and heavy-haul freight service today. Due to various mergers, they can also be seen operating for new owners Norfolk Southern and BNSF.

Features:

  • Separate coupler cut lever
  • Directional lighting
  • Golden white LEDs
  • Painted safety rails
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Dual flywheel equipped 5-pole skewed armature motor with a low friction mechanism
  • Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers

SILVER SOUND READY FEATURES (SILVER LOCMOTIVES ONLY):

  • Sound ready & equipped with speaker for easy conversion to DCC sound.

DCC OPERATION FEATURES (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY):

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • DCC includes RailCom and RailComPlus, with 14, 28 or 128 speed steps and with 2-digit and 4-digit addressing.
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of 6 DCC function outputs are available, and all can be function mapped (disable, brightness, light effects) individually
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

SOUND FUNCTIONALITY FEATURES (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY):

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and
    shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.
  • There are up to 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Equipped with ESU’s Exclusive “Full Throttle” features for ultimate realism in prototype running.

AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.

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Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
June 2018
Silver Undec MSRP: $139.95 Gold Undec MSRP: $239.95
Silver MSRP: $139.95 GOLD MSRP: $249.95
N DASH 8-40C Locomotives
40 002 700  Undecorated (Phase I) - 40 002 725
40 002 701 Undecorated (Phase 2) - 40 002 729
New Paint Schemes!
40 004 188 CREX (Yellow/Red/Gray) 9056 40 004 208
40 004 189 CREX (Yellow/Red/Gray) 9063 40 004 209
40 004 190 Lancaster & Chester (Blue/White) 9146 40 004 210
40 004 191 Pan Am (Blue/White) 7552 40 004 211
40 004 192 Pan Am (Blue/White) 7635 40 004 212
40 004 193 KCS‡ (Red/Yellow/Silver) 3493 40 004 213
40 004 194 KCS‡ (Red/Yellow/Silver) 3499 40 004 214
N DASH 8-40CW Locomotives
40 002 687  Undecorated (CR Cab/Body)  - 40 002 712
40 004 195 Undecorated (CSX Cab/Body) - 40 004 215
New Paint Schemes!
40 004 196 Canadian National (IC) cn.ca Scheme (Red/Black/White) 2458 40 004 216
40 004 197 Canadian National (IC) cn.ca Scheme (Red/Black/White) 2461 40 004 217
40 004 198 Canadian National (IC) cn.ca Scheme (Red/Black/White) 2465 40 004 218
40 004 199 CSX* "Monon Heritage Decal" (Blue/Yellow) 7670 40 004 219
40 004 200 CSX* "Chessie Heritage Decal" (Blue/Yellow) 7765 40 004 220
40 004 201 CSX* "ACL Heritage Decal" (Blue/Yellow) 7889 40 004 221
40 004 202 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 8334 40 004 222
40 004 203 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 8343 40 004 223
40 004 204 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 8345 40 004 224
New Road Numbers!
40 004 205 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 747 40 004 225
40 004 206 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 753 40 004 226
40 004 207 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6277 40 004 227
       ‡Paint scheme is correct for a similar model
*CSX Licensed Product
Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
November 2015
Standard MSRP: $129.95 DCC MSRP: $169.95
N DASH 8-40CW Locomotives
40 002 686 Undecorated - ATSF Style - 40 002 711
40 002 687 Undecorated - CR Style - 40 002 712
New Road Numbers!
40 002 688  BNSF "H2" (Orange/Green/Yellow) 856 40 002 713
40 002 689 BNSF "H2" (Orange/Green/Yellow) 877 40 002 714
40 002 690 BNSF "H2" (Orange/Green/Yellow) 916 40 002 715
40 002 691 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6059 40 002 716
40 002 692 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6060 40 002 717
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 693 Canadian National (Black/Red/White) 2141 40 002 718
40 002 694 Canadian National (Black/Red/White) 2152 40 002 719
40 002 695 Canadian National (IC) (Black/Red/White) 2458 40 002 720
40 002 696 CSX* (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 7302 40 002 721
40 002 697 CSX* (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 7307 40 002 722
40 002 698 Norfolk Southern (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 8323 40 002 723
40 002 699 Norfolk Southern (Conrail Patch) (Blue/White) 8417 40 002 724
N DASH 8-40C Locomotive
40 002 700 Undecorated - Phase 1 - 40 002 725
40 002 701 Undecorated - Phase 2 - 40 002 726
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 702 CSX* "YG" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7509 40 002 727
40 002 703 CSX* "YG" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7587 40 002 728
40 002 704 CSX* "YG" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7588 40 002 729
40 002 705 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15014 40 002 730
40 002 706 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15022 40 002 731
40 002 707 FNM (Blue/Orange) 15029 40 002 732
40 002 708 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9167 40 002 733
40 002 709 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9225 40 002 734
40 002 710 Union Pacific "Building America" (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9299 40 002 735
January 2011
Standard MSRP: $124.95 DCC MSRP: $164.95
N DASH 8-40CW Locomotives
51900 Undecorated - CSX/UP Style - -
51901 Undecorated - ATSF Style - -
51902 Undecorated - CR Style - -
New Paint Schemes!
51933 BNSF "Heritage 3" (Orange/Black/Yellow) 824 51971
51934 BNSF "Heritage 3" (Orange/Black/Yellow) 829 51972
51935 BNSF "Heritage 3" (Orange/Black/Yellow) 853 -
51936 Conrail (Blue/White) 6052 51973
51937 Conrail (Blue/White) 6087 51974
51938 Conrail (Blue/White) 6094 -
Limited Edition
51942 CSX* - Spirit of America (Blue/Yellow) 7812 51977
New Road Numbers!
51939 CSX "YN-2" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7677 51975
51940 CSX "YN-2" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7681 51976
51941 CSX "YN-2" (Grey/Blue/Yellow) 7799 -
51943 Santa Fe (Silver/Red/Yellow) 841 51978
51944 Santa Fe (Silver/Red/Yellow) 880 51979
51945 Santa Fe (Silver/Red/Yellow) 891 -
N DASH 8-40C Locomotive
51800 Undecorated - Phase 1 - -
51801 Undecorated - Phase 2 - -
New Paint Schemes!
51833 Canadian National "15th Anniversary" (Black/Red/White) 2113 51873
51834 Canadian National "15th Anniversary" (Black/Red/White) 2115 51874
51835 Canadian National (Black/Red/White) 2122 51875
51836 Canadian National (Black/Red/White) 2127 51876
51837 CSX "YN-3" (Blue/Yellow) 7492 51877
51838 CSX "YN-3" (Blue/Yellow) 7599 51878
Limited Edition
51839 GE Demonstrator "Web W. Morse" (Grey/Red/Black) 001 51879
New Road Numbers!
51840 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9100 51880
51841 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9122 51881
51842 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9149 -
October 2009
Standard MSRP: $139.95 DCC MSRP: $179.95
N DASH 8-40CW Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
51900 Undecorated - CSX/UP Style - -
51901 Undecorated - ATSF Style - -
51902 Undecorated - CR Style - -
51915 BNSF (Orange/Green/Yellow "Heritage 2") 803 51959
51916 BNSF (Orange/Green/Yellow "Heritage 2") 845 51960
51917 BNSF (Orange/Green/Yellow "Heritage 2") 907 -
51918 Canadian National (IC) (Blue/White) 2458 51961
51919 Canadian National (IC) (Blue/White) 2461 51962
51920 Canadian National (IC) (Blue/White) 2463 -
51921 CSX* (Blue/Yellow "YN3") 7300 51963
51922 CSX* (Blue/Yellow "YN3") 7314 51964
51923 CSX* (Blue/Yellow "YN3") 7337 -
51924 LMS (Locomotive Management Services) (Blue/White) 700 51965
51925 LMS (Locomotive Management Services) (Blue/White) 703 51966
51926 LMS (Locomotive Management Services) (Blue/White) 715 -
51927 Norfolk Southern (Black/White "Horse Head") 8356 51967
51928 Norfolk Southern (Black/White "Horse Head") 8366 51968
51929 Norfolk Southern (Black/White "Horse Head") 8388 -
51930 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red "We Will Deliver") 9411 51969
51931 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red "We Will Deliver") 9414 51970
51932 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red "We Will Deliver") 9428 -
September 2009
Standard MSRP: $119.95 DCC MSRP: $159.95
N DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Paint Schemes!
51800 Undecorated - Phase 1 - -
51801 Undecorated - Phase 2 - -
51817 Chicago North Western "Wyoming Centennial" (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8542 51861
51818 Chicago North Western
(Traditional Yellow/Green)
8554 51862
51819 Chicago North Western
(Traditional Yellow/Green)
8567 51863
51820 Chicago North Western "Safety & Reliability" (Traditional Yellow/Green) 8577 51864
51821 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6028 51865
51822 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6036 51866
51823 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6048 -
51824 CSX* (Blue/Grey/Yellow - Stealth) 7501 51867
51825 CSX* (Blue/Grey/Yellow - Stealth) 7521 51868
51826 CSX* (Blue/Grey/Yellow - Stealth) 7536 -
51827 Norfolk Southern (Black/White - Horse Head) 8735 51869
51828 Norfolk Southern (Black/White - Horse Head) 8742 51870
51829 Norfolk Southern (Black/White - Horse Head) 8751 -
51830 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red - Baby Wings) 9067 51871
51831 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red - Baby Wings) 9073 51872
51832 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red - Baby Wings) 9091 -
October 2008
Standard MSRP: $139.95 DCC MSRP: $179.95
N DASH 8-40CW Locomotive
51900 Undecorated - CSX/UP Style - -
51901 Undecorated - ATSF Style - -
51902 Undecorated - CR Style - -
51903 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6150 51951
51904 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6155 51952
51905 Conrail Quality (Blue/White) 6168 -
51906 CSX* (Blue/Yellow/Grey) 7818 51953
51907 CSX* (Blue/Yellow/Grey) 7834 51954
51908 CSX* (Blue/Yellow/Grey) 7845 -
51909 Santa Fe (Red/Silver/Yellow) 804 51955
51910 Santa Fe (Red/Silver/Yellow) 816 51956
51911 Santa Fe (Red/Silver/Yellow) 824 -
51912 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9424 51957
51913 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9440 51958
51914 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9452 -
February 2008
Standard MSRP: $109.95 DCC MSRP: $149.95
N DASH 8-40C Locomotive - New Model!
51800 Undecorated - Phase 1 - -
51801 Undecorated - Phase 2 - -
51802 Chicago & North Western (Green/Zito Yellow) 8501 51851
51803 Chicago & North Western (Green/Zito Yellow) 8503 51852
51804 Chicago & North Western (Green/Zito Yellow) 8518 -
51805 Conrail (Blue/White) 6025 51853
51806  Conrail (Blue/White) 6039 51854
51807 Conrail (Blue/White) 6045 -
51808 CSX* (Blue/Grey/Yellow "YN2") 7503 51855
51809 CSX* (Blue/Grey/Yellow "YN2") 7545 51856
51810 CSX* (Blue/Grey/Yellow "YN2") 7551 -
51811 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 8692 51857
51812 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 8698 51858
51813 Norfolk Southern (Black/White) 8709 -
51814 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9234 51859
51815 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9240 51860
51816 Union Pacific (Yellow/Grey/Red) 9247 -