First built in 1940, nearly 400 of these sturdy diesel locomotives were produced by General Electric for sale around the world. At 88,000 pounds, the 44 Ton Switcher was designed specifically as the heaviest allowable locomotive for one-man operation. Used primarily for light branch line and industrial work, the 44 Ton Switcher was equipped with caterpillar engines that generated approximately 400 horsepower. Last produced in 1956, many are still in operation today.
DCC ready, directional headlights, 5-pole, skew wound motor, die-cast chassis, separately applied parts, including: grab irons, windshield wipers and handrails, blackened RP25 wheels, E-Z MateŽ Mark II couplers, and has been upgraded with new superstructure tooling.