General Electric’s “Dash 7� locomotive line was introduced as a replacement for the older “Universal-Series� of the 60s and early 70s. “Dash 7� series improvements included increased fuel efficiency, tractive effort and reliability. The B23-7 was a direct replacement for the 2,250HP U23B model. The first units were produced for Conrail in September, 1977 (ironically, 3 months after the last U23B was delivered to Conrail). Production continued through 1984, with a total of 535 units built. Conrail was the largest purchaser of the model, with a total fleet of 141 units.
Several features distinguished B23-7s from predecessor models. The long hood stepped outward in the area of the exhaust stack to accommodate a relocated oil cooler. In addition, the frame was 2 feet longer than that of the U23B. An FB-2 style truck was offered as standard equipment on B23-7s, but some railroads opted to use “trade-in� trucks. Therefore, AAR type B and Blomberg trucks could be found on some models. The six power assembly doors (located near the center of the long hood) indicated that the B23-7 was powered by a 12-cylinder GE FDL engine.
- Slow speed motor
- Directional lighting
- Golden-white LEDs
- Dual brass flywheels
- Low-friction mechanism
- Accurate painting and lettering
- Factory-installed AccuMate® magnetic knuckle couplers
- Bi-directional red and green LED marker lamps that work in DCC and analog mode
- Improved slower speed motor for closer to scale speeds
- Directional classification lights
- Factory-equipped with AccuMate® knuckle couplers
- Painted safety rails
- Blackened metal wheels
- White LED headlights
- Non-decoder-equipped with PC board designed for easy conversion to DCC in the future if desired.
Dapol N A4 Mallard 4468 Garter Blue LNER
The AC4400CW is an AC traction variation of its sister locomotive, the C44-9W “Dash 9.” Both locomotives share a similar body design, though the AC4400CW features a large box on the rear left of the operator cab where the inverter banks and traction circuitry can be found. These GE-built locomotives had bolsterless, low-weight HiAd trucks that were designed for improved traction, and were also equipped with a split cooling system to lower engineer temperatures and fuel consumption. The Chicago & Northwestern operated a number of these engines prior to their being added to the UP roster starting in the early 2000’s.
"Operation Lifesaver" paint scheme
Prototype details: Low Mount Numberboards and Beveled Cab design
Directional headlights with illuminated ditchlights and numberboards
Powerful five pole motor with all wheel electrical pickup and blackened wheels
DCC Friendly mechanism (Does Not Included DCC)
Item includes following coaches.
ABe8/12 3 car set with flywheel motor car (has directional head lights)
1 x 1st class panorama coach
1 x 2nc class panorama coach
ABe8/12 3 car set is as same as KATO 10-1273 Allegra with different road number and destination panel.
Title: C56 2-6-0 Steam Locomotive