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Nov 24, 2023 - HO Scale

Athearn Genesis - HO Scale - GE Dash 9-40CW Diesel Locomotives


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Dear HO Scale Customers;

Athearn Genesis has announced the GE Dash 9-40CW Diesel Locomotives

Norfolk Southern

Delivered new in 2003 from GE, NS took delivery of class 9745-9811 Dash 9-40CW locomotives. Some unique features include: electronic bell, high mounted headlight, and electronic parking brake. We are offering both versions of the front cab schemes to choose from!


  • Front and rear ditch lights (Alternately flash in DCC mode)
  • High-mounted head light and number boards
  • K5 horn
  • Electronic brakes
  • Graham White Electronic bell



  • #9754 “White face” scheme
  • #9773 “Unibrow” scheme
  • #9806 “Unibrow” scheme



Built by GE from 1993 until 2004, the Dash 9-44CW and its variants were the definitive North American mainline freight locomotives of their time, with an impressive 3668 total units built. Constructed for US railroads from coast to coast, the units were also ordered by Canadian roads, and significant export orders went to Australia and Brazil.

The Athearn Genesis Dash 9-44CW is equally as impressive as its prototype, with a host of railroad specific details. From Canadian National’s unique “tear drop” windows to the early body details on Southern Pacific and Santa Fe, these models take the Genesis line to new heights. Standard on all models are Athearn’s superior paint colors, reliable Genesis drive and LED lighting for years of troublefree operation.



  • Illuminated ground lights above front trucks, front and rear walkway lights, and number boards
  • Etched, see-through walkway steps



  • Coupler cut levers
  • Trainline hose
  • Full cab interior
  • Windshield wipers
  • Wire grab irons
  • MU hoses
  • See-through cab windows
  • Walkway tread
  • Lift rings
  • Sander lines
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Body-mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for trouble free operation
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage
  • Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”



  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
  • CV chart included in the box


Order Due Date: December 29, 2023

Anticipated Delivery Date: May 2025

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