Atlas O Trainman® DASH 8-40CW Locomotive


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.


  • Scale dimensions
  • Directional LED lighting
  • Santa Fe & BNSF locos feature a "Gull-Wing" cab
  • 3-Rail Conventional locos have horn and bell sounds
  • 2-Rail locomotives have fixed pilots, scale wheel sets and scale couplers
  • Separately-applied wire grab irons and handrail stanchions
  • Prototypical painting and lettering
  • Length: 17.5" without couplers, 18" over couplers
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Minimum diameter curve: O-36 (3-Rail)
  • Minimum radius curve: 36" (2-Rail)
  • New truck design with single point lubrication for longer life with no disassembly required

TMCC Features:

  • Electric Railroad Co. “Cruise Commander” Technology
  • IMPROVED RailSounds™ digital sound system
  • LEGACY COMPATIBLE (100 Speed Steps)
  • Operating diesel exhaust unit
  • Electro-couplers
  • Lionel® TrainMaster Command Control
  • Exclusive oscillating ditch lights when horn is activated

3-Rail Conventional Features:

  • Operating Horn and Bell Sounds
  • Exclusive oscillating ditch lights when horn is activated

2-Rail DC/DCC-Ready Features:

  • Easily accepts DCC decoder

2-Rail Gold Features:

  • Oscillating Ditch Lights

QSI® Quantum System™ Features (2-Rail Gold Locomotives Only):

  • NEW QSI® Titan Sound Technology
  • 2nd Generation, proprietary sound processor for an increase in sound quality and variety
  • Ability to cut, paste and upgrade to new sounds with the Quantum
    Programmer (sold separately)
  • Horn/Bell sounds and multiple prime movers are all CV programmable
  • 64 simultaneous sound channels

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3-Rail TMCC Item# Road Name 3-Rail Item# 2-Rail DC Item# 2-Rail Gold Item#
February 2014
3-Rail TMCC MSRP: $429.95 3-Rail MSRP: $269.95
2-Rail DC MSRP:
$269.95 2-Rail Gold MSRP: $429.95
Atlas O Trainman® DASH 8-40CW Locomotive
20032001 BNSF 828 20022001 20042001 20052001
20032002 BNSF 853 20022002 20042002 20052002
20032003 CSX* 7818 20022003 20042003 20052003
20032004 CSX* 7834 20022004 20042004 20052004
20032005 Santa Fe 804 20022005 20042005 20052005
20032006 Santa Fe 816 20022006 20042006 20052006
20032007 Union Pacific 9390 20022007 20042007 20052007
20032008 Union Pacific 9529 20022008 20042008 20052008