If you really, really, really, like Trains than this one is for you. Here it is, the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe General Electric Model C44-9W.
By sheer numbers, the C44-9W still is the most common BNSF locomotive for today, even though for years it has not manufactured any more. Its’ replacements are the latest GE locomotives: GE ET44C4 and the GE ES44C4 with substantial modernizations, adding significantly to its locomotive life.
This Train is for your MC 1-12-2 world or your will be inserting nothing, except the tracks. Built mostly out of blacken Concrete, with its famous Yellow and Orange colors. It’s all about the external as the internal is hollow. I used the same tracks from my Thomas the Tank, and it looks like a Giant next to Him and his Friends! This was the easiest of all the models to build from and it took a lot of patience, time, and effort to get the layout just right to “replicate”, no stencils here!!!
For those Technical people and interesting facts (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz):
• Type: C44-9W , ninth generation 4400 hp Co'Co' locomotive with 6 powered axles using DC track motors
• Builder: General Electric trough GE Transportation
• Usage: generic heavy diesel-electric freight locomotive
• Operators: BNSF
• Seen: all over the U.S. for BNSF, most common in the North
• Production dates: 1993 - 2010
• Numbers built: for BNSF
• Numbers in use:
• Unit numbers:
• Energy Source: diesel fuel
• Engine type: 7FDL16 4 cycle GE engine
• Power output: 3280 kW (4400 Hp)
• Tractive Effort: 630 kN (142'000 lbf) start on 25%
• Powered axles: 6 out of 6
• Alternator: GYA30A
• Traction motors: GE 752AH
• Brakes: electric and air