Athearn 78065 HO GE C44-9W Hamersley Iron #7072

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Scale HO
Number 78065
Manufacturer Athearn

Keeping in tradition with GE’s locomotive series nicknames beginning with
the “Dash 7” of the 1970s, the C44-9W was dubbed the Dash 9 upon its
debut in 1993. The design has since proven popular with North American
railroads, the Dash 9-44CW shares its frame, Hi-ad trucks, 16-cylinder
7FDL engine, and 752AH-31 traction motors with the GE Dash 9-40CW.
Many North American railroads have ordered the C44-9W. They were
originally ordered by Chicago & North Western Railway, Santa Fe, BNSF,
CSX, Southern Pacific, Canadian National Railway, BC Rail, and Union
Pacific Railroad. Norfolk Southern purchased the very similar Dash

• Sound-ready with 21-pin DCC plug and speakers pre-installed
• Operating ditch lights
• Road-name-specific horn, plow, rear grills, trucks, and antennas
• See-through cab windows
• Fine scale handrails
• Factory applied sunshades, frame-mounted bell, exhaust stack, brake
wheel, rear sand filler, air tanks
• Separately-applied wire grab irons
• Steerable or Hi-ad trucks with separate shock struts and brake cylinders
per prototype
• 5,000 gallon fuel tank
• LED Lighting for realistic color and appearance
• Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains
• 5-pole motor with precision-machined flywheels and multi-link drive train
for trouble-free operation
• All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
• All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
• Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
• Separately-applied horns
• McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
• Quick Plug™ and play technology: DCC ready with 21-pin NEM
• Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brand of track
• Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
• Painted and printed for realistic decoration
• Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
• Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

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Item # 78065
Preorder Yes
Scale HO
Roadnumber May Vary No
Trains Diesel Locomotives
Engine Style C 44-9W
Engine Electronics DCC Ready
Catalog Athearn Aug 2022