By Railroad Model Craftsman Staff
HO – New from ScaleTrains are General Electric ES44ACs finished in a special livery commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the formation of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Ten different road numbers are offered, each with unique artwork and antenna arrays and other details that correspond precisely to each road number.
Additional details include see-through steps, full LED lighting including illuminated number boards, walkway lights and ground lights, all-wheel drive, an ESU Power Pack for uninterrupted operation over intermittent electrical gaps under DCC and more. Standard DC/DCC-ready versions retail for $199.99, while DC+DCC+Sound units with ESU Loksound 5 decoders carry a MSRP of $299.99. The second production of these units has now been announced for January 2023 delivery. Reserve these units now from your favorite authorized dealer or direct from Scaletrains.com.
A closer look at the logos on the side of the locomotive, including Burlington, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Burlington Northern, Santa Fe, Frisco, Colorado & Southern, and Spokane, Portland & Seattle.
Repainted at Mid-America Car Company of Kansas City, Missouri, BNSF 5828 was built in October of 2005 as part of a 40-unit order of units numbered BNSF 5798-5837.