GE Dash 9-44CW
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|Type and origin|
|Builder||GE Transportation Systems|
|AAR wheel arr.||C-C|
|Gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm), Brazil
|Wheel diameter||42 in (1,067 mm)|
|Length||73 ft 2 in (22.30 m)|
|Width||10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)|
|Height||16 ft 0 in (4.88 m)|
|Locomotive weight||425,000 lb (192,800 kilograms)
or 212.5 short tons (189.7 long tons; 192.8 t)
|Fuel capacity||5,000 US gal (19,000 l; 4,200 imp gal)|
|Prime mover||GE 7FDL16|
|Engine type||four stroke cycle V16 diesel engine|
|Traction motors||GE 5GE752AH DC traction motors|
|Transmission||diesel electric with silicon diode rectifiers,|
|Power output||4,400 hp (3,281 kW)|
|Tractive effort||Continuous: 105,640 lbf (469.9 kN),
Starting: 142,000 lbf (631.6 kN)
|Operator(s)||Various, see table|
|Locale||North America, Brazil, Australia|
The GE C44-9W is a 4,400 hp (3,281 kW) diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems of Erie, Pennsylvania. Keeping in tradition with GE's locomotive series nicknames beginning with the "Dash 7" of the 1970s, the C44-9W was dubbed the Dash 9 upon its debut in 1993. The design has since proven popular with North American railroads. Because of more stringent emissions requirements that came into effect in the United States on January 1, 2005, the Dash 9-44CW has been replaced in production by the GE ES44DC.
Many North American railroads have ordered the C44-9W. They were originally ordered by Chicago & North Western Railway, Santa Fe, BNSF, CSX, Southern Pacific, Canadian National Railway, BC Rail, and Union Pacific Railroad. Norfolk Southern purchased the very similar Dash 9-40CWs.
BNSF Dash 9 #4723 is featured as a drivable locomotive in Microsoft Train Simulator and the actual Dash 9 has stickers on its cab noting this, and Dash 9's are also featured as drivable locomotives in RailWorks 3 and Trainz Simulator.
Norfolk Southern also is experimenting with converting their Dash 9-44CW units to A.C. the first unit, (8900) is still being tested. As of November 2015, the rebuild have been officially classified as "AC44C6M."
|Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway||100||599-665, 667-699||All now in service with the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. All units are currently being converted to AC44C4Ms and repainted in the BNSF Railway's Heritage 3 paint|
|BC Rail||14||4641-4654||4641-4644 are model C44-9WL|
|BNSF Railway||1697||700-799, 960-1123, 4000-4199, 4300-5532||5530-5532 were originally warranty protection units 5841-5843;|
|Canadian National Railway||228||2500-2522WL, 2523-2727CW, 2958CW||2500-2522 are model C44-9WL, 2523-2696 are model C44-9CW, 2697-2726 are operated by Illinois Central|
|Chicago and North Western Transportation Company||130||8601-8730||Most have been repainted or patch-renumbered into the Union Pacific Railroad's rosters. Two Dash 9 locomotives, #8646 and #8701, remain in service on the UP with full C&NW paint and reporting marks. Three more in C&NW paint are still in service but are patched by UP (Numbers 9696, 9798, and 9771).|
|CSX||53||9000-9052||Some removed from service|
|Estrada de Ferro Carajás (Brazil)||67||801-867||model C44-9WM|
|Ferrovia Norte do Brasil S/A(Brazil)||50||9001-9050||model C44-9WM|
|Fortescue Metals Group, Western Australia||15||001-015||Fitted with ECP brakes from New York Air Brake|
|General Electric (testbed)||1||905|
|Pilbara Rail, Western Australia||72||7043-7050, 7053-7098, 9404-9409, 9428-9436, 9470-9472(re-numbered to 9401-9403)|
|Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway||11||404-414|
|Southern Pacific Railroad||101||8100-8200||All have been repainted into the Union Pacific locomotive rosters. The last patched SP C44-9W was #9647, and was repainted in December of 2014.|
|Union Pacific Railroad||40||9700-9739|
- "BNSF receives first rebuilt locomotives from GE, EMD". Trains. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015. (subscription required)
- "GE Dash 9-44CW (D9-44CW) Nos. 8889-9978". 27 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Oberg, Leon (2010). Locomotives of Australia 1850s-2010s. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 420–421. ISBN 9781921719011.
- Dash 9-44CW Railpage
- Freight Trains. Modern Marvels. History Channel. 15 March 2008.
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