The Atlas HO Silver GE Dash 8-40C Diesel Loco Canadian National 2120 models the General Electric Transportation Systems' Dash 8-40C. The Dash 8 series for GE was introduced in the mid 1980s- the main differences from the Dash 7 Series was a microprocessor for engine control and modular construction. The GE Dash 8-40C was manufactured between 1987 and 1992, during which time 727 units were produced. Canadian National purchased 77 of the 8-40Cs from Union Pacific that had once been owned by Chicago & North Western.
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Canadian National Railway: The Government of Canada consolidated most major Canadian railways (Excluding the Canadian Pacific) into the Crown Corporation Canadian National Railways in 1919. As a result, Canada has had and still has two major transcontinental systems. In 1995 Canadian National was privatized. The company continues to be successful both in its Canadian and US operations.
Recommended minimum curve Radius: 22”