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GE Dash B40-8W #307

The Dash 8-40BW, or B40-8W as some call it, is a four-axle road diesel locomotive built by GE Transportation Systems. The locomotive model designation is interpreted as follows: B (B type truck arrangement, 2 axles per truck) 40 (4000 horsepower) -8 (the generation when it was designed, in this case meaning the late 1980s) W (Widecab)

#307 was one of seven originally purchase by the Washington Northern to service it's commuter services in and out of Port Andrews. With the advent of the new regional transit authority taking over commuter operations, this locomotive was pressed into freight duty.


  • Manufacturer: Atlas Silver Series with Tsunami Sound DCC
  • Paint: Custom Paint (Floquil colors BN Green & UP Harbor Mist Gray) - Custom Decals
  • Weathering: Artist oils and Bragdon's Weathering Powders
  • Aftermarket Details: none
  • DCC Address: 307
  • purchased: March of 2004
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