December 6, 2009
The ES (Evolution Series) of locomotives are built by GE Transportation Systems and designed to meet the U.S. EPA’s Tier 2 locomotive emissions standards that took effect in 2005. These Evolution Series locomotives are equipped with AC traction motors and are powered by a newly designed “GEVO-12” 12 cylinder engine that produces the same power as the 16 cylinder AC4400CW, but with fewer emissions and greater fuel economy. It also carries a redesigned air-to-air dual-fan heat exchanger, which gives it its distinct “oversized” radiator; a common spotting feature for these new locomotives.
KATO Model features:
- Multiple body styles to reflect different “as delivered” railroad specifications
- Powerful five-pole KATO motor with dual brass flywheels
- Directional Headlight and illuminated, preprinted numberboards
- Illuminated ditch lights
- Kato magnetic knuckle coupler
- DCC Friendly mechanism ready for drop-in decoder installation
Visit White Rose Hobbies and search “KATO ES44” to see them all! They will be available in Union Pacific and Canadian Pacific for the initial release!
November 8, 2009
Available Now! Visit White Rose Hobbies Today to get yours!
Click Here to Pre-Order your BNSF GEVO’s from Fox Valley Today! The BNSF version of the ES44AC GEVO offered by Fox Valley Models has a 4 window cab, low rear headlight and Hi-Ad Trucks.
White Rose Hobbies is also offering a DCC upgrade option that will include the installation of either a Digitrax or TCS DCC decoder. We will program the decoder address to the road number unless specified otherwise.
October 11, 2009
We have confirmed with Intermountain that they are releasing the GE ES44AC “GEVO” due out next spring! We have listed part numbers in our HO Scale Upcoming Products Section.
Search ES44AC on www.dccinstalled.com to see the list and Pre-Order! You may also call us at 717-505-8676 to reserve one of these models.
Available in the following roadnames: GE Demonstrator, BNSF, Union Pacific, Ferromex, Canadian Pacific
Also there will be a DC/DCC/Sound version($199.99 Our Expected Price) and a DC/DCC version ($139.99 Our Expected Price) .
The sound equipped units will feature Soundtraxx Tsunami Decoders!
July 20, 2009
The first 3 roadnames and 2 Undecorated models should begin arriving this December! The first run will include 2 versions of the ES44SC with both Hi-Ad and Steerable Trucks.The first 3 roadnames to ride the rails will be BNSF, Iowa Interstate, and Ferromex units.
Click Here to check them out now!