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N Scale - ScaleTrains.com - SXT32562 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE C40-9 - Norfolk Southern - 8765

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N Scale - ScaleTrains.com - SXT32562 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE C40-9 - Norfolk Southern - 8765 Image Courtesy of ScaleTrains.com


Stock Number SXT32562
Original Retail Price $234.99
Brand ScaleTrains.com
Manufacturer ScaleTrains.com
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style ScaleTrains.com Diesel GE C40-9
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, GE C40-9 (Details)
Road or Company Name Norfolk Southern (Details)
Reporting Marks NS
Road or Reporting Number 8765
Paint Color(s) Black with White Stripes
Print Color(s) White, Yellow and Black
Paint Scheme Thoroughbred
Coupler Type Type E Semi-Scale Knuckle
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Series Name Rivet Counter
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder w/Sound
Announcement Date 2020-11-01
Release Date 2021-09-21
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype GE Transportation
Model Variety C40-9
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era NA Era V: Modern Diesel (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 1995
Scale 1/160



Specific Item Information: Third Run

Model Information: The ScaleTrains Dash-9-40C was introduced in 2021, derived from the Dash-9-44CW of 2019. The 2021 initial release was only with high-detail (Rivet Counter). No 'Operator' version was offered.
Features:
  • GE spartan cab with rooftop A/C unit, cab-face condensation drain line, and late flat-top low hood
  • Operating front and rear deck-mounted alternating LED ditch lights (In DC operation, both front ditch lights illuminate; rear ditch lights (if equipped) do not illuminate)
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • Detailed cab interior with floor, rear wall, seats, and desktop
  • Dual Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antennas mounted on clean air cab roof
  • Dayton Phoenix (DPG) HVAC
  • Lost-wax brass Nathan AirChime K5LAR24 horn mounted on engine cab
  • Early flanged exhaust stack housing
  • “Bathtub” exhaust silencer
  • High-mounted rear sandfiller
  • Early lifting lugs on ends of radiator wings
  • Rear anticlimber
  • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and traction motor cabling
  • GE Hi-Ad trucks with non-cantilevered struts on all four sideframes
  • 5,000-gallon fuel tank
  • Separate air tanks with upper mounting brackets
  • Fuel tank mounted steel bell
  • Single fuel fills per side
  • Factory-applied detail parts: wire grab irons, trainline hoses, 3-hose MU clusters, MU cable, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, mirrors, sunshades, brake wheel, and more
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature and Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive and electrical pick-up
  • Directional LED headlights
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DCC Information: This Rivet Counter model is offered either DC or DCC-Sound (ESU-LokSound 5 Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle”).
All models accept Next18 decoders.

Prototype History:
The GE Dash 9-40C, also called a C40-9, was a 4,000-horsepower (3,000 kW) diesel locomotive that was built by GE Transportation Systems of Erie, Pennsylvania, between January 1995 and April 1995. The C40-9 was equipped with the 16-cylinder 7FDL-16 prime mover which is rated at a lower power than the 4,400 hp (3,300 kW) GE Dash 9-44CW that debuted a year earlier in 1994.
The C40-9 was, in many ways, a de-rated C44-9W built specifically for Norfolk Southern. The company owns 125 units, numbered 8764–8888. It featured the standard cab design specifically requested by NS and was the only model in the Dash-9 series to do so. All units had rooftop-mounted air conditioner units which gave them their distinct "top hat" look.
Working in conjunction with General Electric, NS began upgrading its C40-9's in 2015 to 4,400 horsepower and a North American Safety Cab, thus giving them a C44-9W rating. They also began testing a DC to AC conversion that year beginning with #8879. As part of the overhaul it received a GE wide nose/cab and locomotive speed limiter (LSL), as well as cab signals. It was reclassified as a AC44C6M.

From Wikipedia
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Road Name History:
The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a Class I railroad in the United States; began in 1982 and 1990. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 36,200 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia, and has rights in Canada from Buffalo to Toronto and over the Albany to Montreal route. NS is responsible for maintaining 29,000 miles, with the remainder being operated under trackage rights from other parties responsible for maintenance. The common commodity hauled on the railroad is coal from mines in Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The railroad also offers the most intermodal network in eastern North America.

NS is a major transporter of domestic and export coal. The railroad's major sources of the mineral are located in: Pennsylvania's Cambria and Indiana counties, as well as the Monongahela Valley; West Virginia; and the Appalachia regions of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In Pennsylvania, NS also receives coal through interchange with R.J. Corman Railroad/Pennsylvania Lines at Cresson, Pennsylvania, originating in the "Clearfield Cluster". NS's export of West Virginia bituminous coal, begins transport on portions of the well-engineered former Virginian Railway and the former N&W double-tracked line in Eastern Virginia to its Lambert's Point coal pier on Hampton Roads at Norfolk. Coal transported by NS is thus exported to steel mills and power plants around the world. The company is also a major transporter of auto parts and completed vehicles. It operates intermodal container and TOFC (trailer on flat car) trains, some in conjunction with other railroads. NS was the first railway to employ roadrailers, which are highway truck trailers with interchangeable wheel sets.

The Norfolk Southern Railway's parent Norfolk Southern Corporation is a Norfolk, Virginia-based parent company. Norfolk Southern Corporation was incorporated on July 23, 1980 in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbols NSC. The primary business function of Norfolk Southern Corporation is the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods across the Southeast, East, and Midwest United States. The corporation further facilitates transport to the remainder of the United States through interchange with other rail carriers while also serving overseas transport needs by serving several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. As of October 1, 2014 Norfolk Southern Corporation's total public stock value was slightly over $34.5 billion.

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Brand/Importer Information:
ScaleTrains.com, Inc. is an upstart HO and N Scale model manufacturer that was founded by a team with more than 125 years of accumulated experience in the model railroad hobby and industry.

ScaleTrains is specifically focused on the tiny details in the printing and quality of the construction. The four friends who founded the company are all avid modelers themselves. Their factory is located in Tennessee. Unlike most other companies, they offer a range of different levels of complexity in their offerings so as to be able to provide products for both the budget-conscious collector as well as the detail-focused model enthusiast without compromising on quality for either.

They range covers the following, by increasing level of detailing:
  1. Operator™ trains are built for modelers who enjoy running high-quality, realistic trains at an affordable price. Designed from builder’s drawings and photographs, Operator models have fewer factory-applied parts and simplified printing. For added versatility, super-detail parts are available separately.
  2. The Rivet Counter™ line strives to create the most accurately detailed models imaginable. The real-world counterpart is meticulously researched to ensure prototype fidelity. Each model features numerous factory applied parts including roadname and road number specific details whenever possible.
  3. Museum Quality™ models are historically accurate replicas of the most famous locomotives in North American railroading history. Exhaustive research and a commitment to perfection combine to create the ultimate scale model. Museum Quality trains establish new standards which make them just as legendary as the original.

Item created by: CMK on 2021-08-26 03:11:56. Last edited by Alain LM on 2021-11-07 02:56:14

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