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The GE Evolution Series ES44AC locomotive represents an incredible combination of power, performance and efficiency. Originally designed to meet US EPA Tier 2 emissions, the ES44AC locomotive utilizes a 12-cylinder GE Evolution Series engine with 4-stroke combustion technology to maintain horsepower, reduce emissions, and lower fuel consumption compared to GE’s predecessor 16-cylinder FDL engine. From 2005 to 2015, the ES44AC became GE’s standard North American locomotive and a compelling platform for others worldwide. All North American Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with Nathan-airchime K5HL-R2 "Evolution" airhorns, and later models are equipped with a Graham-White 373 Electronic Bell.
The Evolution Series was named as one of the "10 Locomotives That Changed Railroading" byTrains Magazine. It was the only locomotive introduced after 1972 to be included in that list. The Evolution Series are some of the best-selling and most successful freight locomotives in United States history.
TheES44AC(EvolutionSeries,4400 HP,ACTraction) replaced the AC4400CW model in the GE catalog. Every Class 1 railroad in North America has ordered these locomotives. Even shortlines such as Iowa Interstate ordered them to handle traffic growth from new ethanol plants. 100 lease units were acquired by Citirail/CREX for use as lease units by the class 1 railroads if their own locomotive(s) needed to spend time in the shop.
The InterMountain ES44AC faithfully reproduces the prototype and is road name and sometimes road number specific with painting and details. The model features many separately applied brass wire, etched metal, and plastic details. All are Ready-to-Run. Some details may be included for installation by the modeler.
This is the latest run of the InterMountain Railways ES44DC with ESU LokSound Select decoder. These are now discontinued by the manufacturer and unavailable. We have one, brand new in the box. Get it while it's still available.