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GE Dash 8-44CW Diesel-Electric Locomotive
The GE C44-8W is a 4,400 hp (3,280 kW) road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems of Erie, Pennsylvania. It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives. They are considered to be pre-production Dash 9s with the inner workings of the Dash 9 in an extended Dash 8 carbody as well as having the GE Hi-Adhesion trucks. They are numbered 9000-9052. The first three were originally supposed to be the last order of Dash 8s for CSX thus having the smaller Dash 8 carbody. They have been de-rated to 4000 horsepower and are now designated C40-9W.

In keeping in GE tradition of giving nicknames to its locomotive series beginning with the "Dash 7" of the 1970s, the C44-8W was dubbed the "Dash 8" upon its debut. The design has since proven popular with North America railroads.

GE Dash 8-44CW Overview
Type and origin
Power type Diesel-electric
Builder GE Transportation Systems
Model Dash 8-44CW
Specifications
Configuration:
​ • AAR: C-C
 • UIC: Co′Co′
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)
Trucks: GE HiAd
Wheel diameter: 42 in (1.067 m)
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 (193,000 kg), or 212.5 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: 45°, four stroke cycle
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Alternator: GE GMG197
Traction motors: DC GE 5GE752AH
Cylinders: V16
Transmission: diesel electric with silicon diode rectifiers
Performance figures
Power output: 4,400 hp (3,280 kW)
Tractive effort Continuous: 105,640 lbf (469.9 kN),
Tractive effort Starting: 142,000 lbf (631.6 kN)
Career
Locale: North America

See also:

GE Transportation

GE Diesel-Electric Locomotives

Canadian National Railway No. 2202 at London, Ontario, June 26, 2011. Photo by James Heinrich.

Canadian National Railway No. 2202 at London, Ontario, June 26, 2011.  Photo by James Heinrich.

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