Built between 1940 and 1956, the General Electric 44-Ton Switcher was designed to replace steam locomotives in light freight duties, primarily finding use as yard switchers for class one railroads and industrial complexes. Among only a handful of locomotives permitted to operate with a single-person crew under common carrier regulations, the 44-Ton was also an appealing choice for shortlines. The reliability of the type ensured their longevity, and many can still be found in operation today, both on tourist railroads and in revenue service. The Bachmann 44-Ton Switcher arrives in our HO Scale line with newly added Soundtraxx® Tsunami2™ DCC and sound, never-before-offered paint schemes, and the excellent quality you’ve come to expect from these iconic locomotive models.


Features include:


  • Authentic paint schemes
  • Soundtraxx® Tsunami2™ DCC for sound, speed, direction, and lighting control
  • Dual-mode NMRA-compliant decoder for use on digital (DCC) or analog (DC) systems
  • Separately applied details including grab irons, cut levers, and windshield wipers 
  • Painted crew figure in the cab
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers
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  • Model: 68203
  • Scale: HO 1:87

Recommended Age

This Product is Recommended for Ages 14 & Up.