HO ES44DC, CSX #5200

Detailed Information

BNSF FEATURES:

  • First time in Genesis – BNSF Heritage II Paint Scheme
  • Details applicable to BNSF Heritage III/Wedge Paint Scheme
  • Short front snowplow
  • Nose door window
  • High number boards
  • 4-window cab side windows
  • Desktop control stand
  • Sunshades
  • Salem air filter
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hi-adhesion trucks
  • High rear sand filler
  • Low rear vertical headlight

CSX FEATURES:

CSX and NS began receiving ES40DC units in primer grey paint with their respective numbers and owner reporting marks stenciled under the cab to fulfill a brief power shortage. Yet some units simply didn’t receive their final paintwork until long after their assembly primarily due to increasing back orders at GE’s Erie facility.

  • Tall front snowplow
  • Nose door window
  • Low front headlight
  • Low number boards
  • 3-window cab side windows
  • AAR control stand
  • Prime air filter
  • Low rear sand filler
  • Rear high vertical headlights
  • Front MU receptacles molded onto anti-climber supports per prototype
  • Long hood end access door
  • LSL light

NS FEATURES:

  • NS specific rear ditchlights
  • NS rear anticlimber
  • NS specific rear handrails
  • NS specific electronic parking brake detail on right side front truck
  • Tall front plow
  • No brake wheel on body
  • High headlight
  • High number boards
  • 3 window cab
  • AAR Control stand
  • Prime air filter
  • Hi-Ad trucks
  • High rear vertical headlight
  • Nose door window
  • LSL Light
  • Molded MU receptacles on anti-climber supports per prototype
  • Long hood end access door

LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Illuminated ditch lights
  • Low or high front headlight per prototype
  • Tinted cab windows
  • Large antenna dome
  • Small GPS dome
  • See through dynamic brake intakes
  • Two dynamic brake exhaust vents with wide spacing and flush housing
  • Short auxiliary cab rear left-side doors
  • Right side forward electrical cabinet with X-Panel
  • Nathan K5HL horn
  • Engine compartment side grab irons
  • Flush radiator compartment doors
  • Hand brake panel grille
  • Flush heat exchanger housing and top radiator grilles
  • 5000-gallon fuel tank
  • Era: 2005+
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”

GENESIS DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with both 8- and 9-pin connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • 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
  • Incandescent bulbs for realistic appearance
  • Bidirectional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Replacement parts available

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • 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
  • Excellent Slow speed control
  • Operating lighting functions with F5 and/or F6
  • 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

PROTOTYPE INFO:

In 2002, GE released the first of a new series of locomotives that would replace the popular Dash-9 series. The ES44DC and ES44AC, commonly called GEVOs for General Electric Evolution series, were designed to meet the stricter diesel locomotive emissions standards imposed by the EPA Tier II regulations. To meet the new standards, GE developed the 12-cylinder GEVO 12 engine. Both the bore and stroke were increased to produce the same 4400 horsepower as the older 7FDL16 16-cylinder engine. The new engine drives an alternator producing AC current that is rectified to DC current. On the ES44DC, this powers the traction motors. On the ES44AC, the DC current is “chopped” back into AC to power the traction motors. The two models share a common 73’ 2” frame and external appearance.

The ES44DC and ES44AC external details have changed with almost every year’s new orders. These models are of the early version produced in 2005 and 2006 and include the nose door on the left side, two widely-spaced dynamic brake vents, X-panels on the electrical cabinet, side grab irons on the long hood and flush-mounted top radiator grilles and radiator compartment doors.

Specifications

DCC: Ready
SOUND: No
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: General Electric
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No