PRR GE 44 Loco Add-On

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    The GE 44-ton switcher is a small but tough switching locomotive first built in the 1940s, and is now available as a Pennsylvania Railroad switcher for the Horseshoe Curve.

    Built by General Electric specifically to weigh no more than 44 short tons in order to fit in with the labour agreements for train crews in those days, the GE 44-tonner was created during the early days of the transition from steam to diesel freight haulage in North America and found work on railroads across the country. Regulations at the time said that any locomotive weighing more than 44 tons must have a second crewman in the cab: the GE 44-tonner could be run with only a driver, saving money for the railroad. More than 350 examples were built up until 1956, with various power units being fitted over the years, and around 20 still exist in preservation across the US and beyond.

    Developed for Dovetail Games by Digital Train Model, the GE 44-ton switcher comes in PRR black livery with scenarios for the Horseshoe Curve route.

    Includes:

    • General Electric 44-Tonner switcher diesel locomotive in Pennsylvania Railroad black livery, featuring opening cab doors and windows
    • 4 scenarios for Horseshoe Curve route, also available on Steam

     

     

    PRR GE 44 Manual

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    GE 44-Ton Switcher - History

    Do you have an interest in the history of the GE 44-Ton switcher? Our friends over at American Rails have an excellent site documenting the history of this and many other North American locomotives. Click here to take a look.

    Image by Brian Stansberry and used under Creative Commons license.

    Image showing GE 44-ton switch engine and box car on display at the Cowan Railroad Museum in Cowan, Tennessee, United States.