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GE-Locomotive Group C44-9W Locomotives

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Seventh Release
Announced: 07-28-10
Orders Due: 08-24-10
ETA: December 2010
Sixth Release:
Announced: 07-30-09
Orders Due: 08-22-09
ETA: December 2009
Fifth Release:
Announced: 02-20-07
Orders Due: ASAP
ETA: September 2007
Fourth Release:
Announced: 05-03-07
Orders Due: ASAP
ETA: May 30th 2007
Item Description
Not all items can be in stock at all times.
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Prototype Information
  • The "Dash 9" is one of today's most recognizable locomotives, widely used on Class I mainline railroads.
  • The first year of production of this heavy freight hauler by GE (General Electric Company) was 1993.
  • This behemoth locomotive can generate up to 4,400 horsepower.
  • Besides its sheer overall size, the Dash 9 is often recognized by the flat radiators that extend over the edge of the hood at the back of the locomotive.
  • There are several variations in the outward appearance of the Dash 9. End handrails are commonly referred to as "wide" or "narrow", while step wells may be classified as "5-step" or "6-step." Location of number boards may also differ between roads ("high" or "low"). The Santa Fe (and later BNSF) units also feature the notched "gull wing" cab. These differences are important to keep in mind if you are working with an undecorated model or bodyshell and wanting to paint it faithful to a specific prototype.
Model Features (Applies to Sixth Production)
  • New prototypically accurate detailing, including walkways, ditch light placement, and trucks
  • Kato straight shank magnetic knuckle couplers
  • Illuminated number boards
  • The production consists of two engine numbers for each of two BNSF schemes. One of today's most recognized railroads in North America.
  • Split metal frame is "DCC-friendly" (designed for easy drop-in installation of decoder).
  • All models are equipped with Bright White LED headlights.
  • Equipped with KATO five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels, chemically blackened metal wheels and KATO semi-automatic knuckle couplers.
  • Modeling era: 1995 (Warbonnet Scheme) to present.
  • Modeling era: 2005 (Heritage-III Scheme) to present.
Model Features (Applies to Fourth Release) —
  • This release has been re-tooled for a release in both UP & SP.
  • Enhanced underside detailing.
  • Accurate ditchlight placement.
  • Accurate anti-climber positioning.
  • Separate handrail and front Safety Rail molding.
  • Illuminated number boards.
  • Modeling era: 1993 to present.
Model Features (Applies to Third Production)
  • The production consists of two engine numbers for two of today's most recognized railroads in North America, plus an undecorated model.
  • This is our 3rd production of C44-9W models, following previous releases several years ago.
  • Split metal frame is "DCC-friendly" (designed for easy drop-in installation of decoder).
  • All models are equipped with Bright White LED headlights.
  • Equipped with KATO five-pole motor with dual brass flywheels, chemically blackened metal wheels and KATO semi-automatic knuckle couplers.
  • Modeling era: 1993 to present.
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Seventh Release
Following up the popular release of Kato’s GE C44-9W in BNSF “Swoosh” and “Warbonnet” colors, Kato announces a new road number for the Warbonnet scheme and a brand new paint scheme release – the “Heritage II”.

Part #: Kat-176-3512 - BNSF “Warbonnet" - Road #: 741 - GE C44-9W - New Road #

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Part #: Kat-176-3513 - BNSF “Heritage II” - Road #: 4933 - GE C44-9W - New Paint Scheme
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Part #: Kat-176-3514 - BNSF “Heritage II” - Road #: 4972 - GE C44-9W - New Paint Scheme
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Special Release Production

The Last of their kind

Celebrate the “DYNAMIC DUO”

Shipping February 2010

Kato is proud to announce a tribute to the last remaining C44-9W’s running in their original Chicago & North Western paint schemes - N and HO Scale model versions of the #8646 and #8701. These two locomotives are the only ex-C&NW locomotives still in service that have not been repainted or patched over, and are a rolling tribute to the historic railroad. These locomotives will be produced in a limited, one-time-only production run, and it may very well be the last time this Dynamic Duo (as they are known) has an opportunity to find a place on your layout before they enter the history books.

‡ - Because Kato is releasing these direct only and not thru distributors, the pricing is higher to us. Our pricing had to be adjusted accordingly.

Part #: Kat-106-2451 Chicago & North Western Road #'s: #8646 & #8701 - GE C44-9W 2 - Locomotive Set * ‡
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Part #: Kat-106-2451 SPLIT - Chicago & North Western Road #: #8646 OR #8701 (Wig-Wag Choice of road number) - GE C44-9W Locomotive * ‡
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Part #: Kat-106-2451-1 - Chicago & North Western - Road #'s: #8646 & #8701 - GE C44-9W - 2 - Locomotive Set w/ Digitrax DCC Installed * ‡
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Part #: Kat-106-2451-1 SPLIT - Chicago & North Western - Road #: either 8646 OR 8701 (Wig-Wag Choice of road number) - GE C44-9W - Locomotive w/ Digitrax DCC Installed * ‡
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The Additional CNW Offerengs below are HO Scale

Part #: Kat-137-6627 Chicago & NorthWestern Road #: 8646 - GE C44-9W * ‡
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Part #: Kat-137-6628 - Chicago & NorthWestern Road #: 8701 - GE C44-9W * ‡

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Part #: Kat-37-6627-1 - Chicago & NorthWestern Road #: 8646 - GE C44-9W - Locomotive w/ DCC and Sound * ‡

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Part #: Kat-37-6628-1 - Chicago & NorthWestern Road #: 8701 - GE C44-9W - Locomotive w/ DCC and Sound * ‡

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Sixth Production

Kato is happy to announce the GE C44-9W in both the Warbonnet and Heritage-III a/k/a "Swoosh" paint schemes. As you can see from the photos, they can be operated in various combinations, even with other railroads. The Warbonnet being offered is one of earliest BNSF paint schemes and the BNSF H-3 “Swoosh” is one of the newest paint schemes. So you can combine them on your layout and still be prototypically correct.

Wig-Wag Note: Sit trackside along the BNSF Transcon in NM, AZ, CA and you will can see these units every day mixed and matched on multiple trains.

Part #: Kat-176-3508 - BNSF “Swoosh” - Road #: 703 - General Electric C44-9W

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Part #: Kat-176-3509 - BNSF “Swoosh” - Road #: 727 - General Electric C44-9W
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Part #: Kat-176-3510 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) “Warbonnet” - Road #: 722 - GE C44-9W
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Part #: Kat-176-3511 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) “Warbonnet” - Road #: 725 - GE C44-9W

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Fifth Production
Kato is happy to announce a second road number for the SP and UP locomotives. This C44-9W is the retooled Southern Pacific and Union Pacific locomotive. Modelers who have purchased past productions of the C44-9W will be interested in this revised model, with its enhanced underside detailing, accurate ditch light and anti-climber positioning, separate handrail and front safety rail molding, and illuminated number boards and now a second road number.
Part #: KAT-176-3611A - Southern Pacific #8116 - GE C44-9W
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Part #: KAT-176-3613A - Union Pacific #9581 - GE C44-9W
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Fourth Production
Part #: KAT-176-3611 - Southern Pacific #8110 - GE C44-9W
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Part #: KAT-176-3613 - Union Pacific Road #: 9564 - GE C44-9W
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Earlier Releases Below - Informational Posting
Third Production, $99.98 [January, 2001] -
Part #: Railroad Paint Scheme Road #
176-5901 BNSF
6ST/Narr/HNB/Gull
Orange & Green
" Heritage II"
4926
176-5902 BNSF
6ST/Narr/HNB/Gull
Orange & Green
" Heritage II"
4929
176-3506 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
653
176-3507 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
669
176-5900 Undecorated
6ST/Narr/HNB/Gull
Second Production, $98.00 [~1998] -
Part #: Railroad Paint Scheme Road #
176-3504 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
605
176-3505 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
606
176-3307 Chicago & North Western
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Green & Yellow
Operation Lifesaver
8659
176-3308 Chicago & North Western
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Green & Yellow
Operation Lifesaver
8717
176-3309 Chicago & North Western
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Green & Yellow
Operation Lifesaver
176-3701 Norfolk Southern
6ST/Wide/HNB/Std
Black 8936
176-3702 Norfolk Southern
6ST/Wide/HNB/Std
Black 8979
176-3703 Norfolk Southern
6ST/Wide/HNB/Std
Black
176-3801 BNSF
6ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Orange & Green
" Heritage I"
976
176-3802 BNSF
6ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Orange & Green
" Heritage I"
1005
176-3803 BNSF
6ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Orange & Green
" Heritage I"
First Production, $98.00 [May, 1997] -
Part #: Railroad Paint Scheme Road #
176-3200 Undecorated
5ST/Wide/HNB/Std
176-3201 Canadian National
5ST/Wide/HNB/Std
CN North America Scheme 2502
176-3202 Canadian National
5ST/Wide/HNB/Std
CN North America Scheme 2503
176-3203 Canadian National
5ST/Wide/HNB/Std
CN North America Scheme
176-3501 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
600
176-3502 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
650
176-3503 Santa Fe
5ST/Wide/HNB/Gull
Red & Silver
" Warbonnet"
176-3601 Southern Pacific
6ST/Narr/HNB/Std
Gray & Red 8100
176-3602 Southern Pacific
6ST/Narr/HNB/Std
Gray & Red 8105
176-3603 Southern Pacific
6ST/Narr/HNB/Std
Gray & Red
176-3300 Undecorated
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
176-3301 Chicago & North Western
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Green & Yellow 8626
176-3302 Chicago & North Western
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Green & Yellow 8633
176-3303 Chicago & North Western
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Green & Yellow
176-3401 CSX
6ST/Wide/LNB/Std
Gray Blue & Yellow 9009
176-3402 CSX
6ST/Wide/LNB/Std
Gray Blue & Yellow 9024
176-3403 CSX
6ST/Wide/LNB/Std
Gray Blue & Yellow
176-3304 Union Pacific
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Yellow & Gray 9702
176-3305 Union Pacific
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Yellow & Gray 9726
176-3306 Union Pacific
6ST/Narr/LNB/Std
Yellow & Gray
KEY:
5ST=5 Steps, 6ST=6 Steps,
Narr=Narrow End Handrails, Wide=Wide End Handrails,
HNB=High Number Boards, LNB=Low Number Boards,
STD=Standard Cab, Gull=Gulling Cab
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Inventory is a fluid commodity.  It changes by the hour (sometimes by the minute). To retain our pricing structure we maintain stock levels designed to turnover 6 times each year. We cannot guarantee stock status till we have an order in hand. All product is subject to prior sale. If we confirm that we have it, and, while we are waiting for the order it sells, you would be upset that we did not hold it.
We used to hold items but learned a VERY EXPENSIVE lesson. When we held items for customers’ orders, the order never materialized 80%+ of the time.  We lost out on the orders placed while the item was on hold.  Also we wasted staff time that could have been used to pull actual orders.
Since we are well known for finding older stock the fact that it may not be on our shelves at this minute does not mean we can’t get it. So, as we spell out on our terms pages, we don’t do it anymore.
You may, however, call in and we will tell you if the items are available and if possible attempt to locate what we don’t have while you are on the phone.

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