At the heart of the Evolution Series is a brand new prime mover, the turbocharged four-cycle, 12-cylinder GEVO-12. While producing the same 4400 horsepower as its 16-cylinder FDL-series predecessor, the GEVO-12 uses less fuel and spits out 40% fewer emissions. Each of its cylinders displaces 950 cubic inches, nearly three times as much as an entire Corvette V-8.
GE claims the EVOs are "the most fuel-efficient, most environmentally friendly diesel locomotives in history. If every freight train in North America were pulled by an Evolution Series Locomotive, the reduction of smog-producing pollutants would be like removing 48 million cars from the road each year." Everything about these locomotives has been examined, questioned, and re-thought, generating 25 new U.S. patents in the process. Before they went on sale in 2005, 52 preproduction units were tested in revenue service across the continent for more than a year. Every Big Six railroad has ponied up to buy the ES44, with the BNSF currently rostering the largest EVO fleet. Around the world, over 3,700 Evolution Series diesels are operating in 10 countries.
Like all M.T.H. locomotives, our new ES44AC offers HO scale's finest combination of detail, realism, and performance. Listen to the chant of an authentic GEVO-12 motor in the Proto-Sound 3 versions, and throttle down as low as three scale miles per hour so you can admire the details as the Evolution Series glides by: see-through fans and grilles, walkways with safety tread, flashing ditch lights, windshield wipers, body and truck air brake piping, and a host of other separately applied details. Activate the couplers from anywhere on the layout using any DCC controller or the DCS Digital Command System. For the ultimate in power and sound, operate these diesels in multiple-unit lashups under DCC, or DCS digital command control. If you're running under the M.T.H. DCS system, you can double- or even triple-head the ES44AC with virtually any combination of 3.0 locomotives.
Intricately Detailed ABS Body
Die-Cast Metal Chassis
Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn
Moveable Roof Fans
Metal Body Side Grilles
Detachable Snow Plow
(2) Engineer Cab Figures
Authentic Paint Scheme
Metal Wheels and Axles
RP25 Metal Wheels
(2) Operating Kadee Compatible Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers
Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
Lighted Cab Interior
Illuminated Number Boards
Operating Ditch Lights
Powerful 5-Pole Precision Flywheel Equipped Skew-Wound Balanced Motor
Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
Onboard 28-Function DCC Receiver
Operates On Code 70, 83 and 100 Track
1:87 Scale Proportions
With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
Unit Measures:10 9/16" x 1 7/16" x 2 3/16"
Operates On 18" Radius Curves