Designed by GE in the late 1980s for Santa Fe, the four-axle, high horsepower Dash 8-40BW is still in service today. Amtrak liked the design and ordered a modified version for passenger service, which was designated Dash 8-32BHW.
These fully assembled HO models will include; Atlas' Dual Mode Decoder* (This allows you to switch from analog to digital and back again, without the typical speed differential. The Dual-Mode Decoder comes pre-programmed to match the last two digits of the locomotive's road number.), realistic die-cast underframe, standard cab or gull wing cab as per the prototype, five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds, directional lighting, AccuMate(R) knuckle couplers, painted crew figures, separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons, fine scale handrails, coupler cut bars, multiple-unit and trainline hoses, snowplow,shock absorbers, airbrake piping on trucks and simulated ditch lights.
*To run your HO Dash 8-40BW or 8-32BHW loco on a standard analog layout you don't have to do anything; your locomotive will perform the same as all Atlas high quality locomotives, right out of the box.