Refurb. Rivet Counter HO Scale GE Tier 4 GEVo, Norfolk Southern/Horsehead/ET44AC

Product Description

This product is listed as refurbished and has a 15% discount applied to the price. Models listed as refurbished may have packaging issues or slight cosmetic issues on the model. All factory warranties still apply to the mechanics of each model.



The Tier 4 GEVo diesel locomotive is the first model in HO scale and is officially licensed by GE.  We worked closely with GE Transportation to ensure every dimension and detail of this modern locomotive is as accurate as possible. 

Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

 Norfolk Southern ET44AC

1st run road numbers (announced January 2017): 3607, 3610, 3622, 3631, 3634, 3646

  • Era: series 3600-3646, built 2016
  • Cab roof PTC antenna farm array 

3rd run road numbers (announced August 2018): 3659, 3664, 3668, and 3671

2nd run road numbers (announced October 2017): 3649, 3658, 3672, and 3675

  • Era: series 3647-3680, built 2017
  • Cab roof JEM Communications PTC antenna array

All Norfolk Southern road numbers also include

  • Unique to NS: high (cab) mounted headlight
  • Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline
  • Front deck-mounted operating alternating ditch lights
  • Rear anticlimber with operating alternating ditch lights
  • LSL indicator light details on cab sides (non-operating)
  • Battery charging receptacle details on front and rear pilots
  • ECP brake equipment box and cable details on front and rear pilot faces
  • Sill-mounted brake stick holder detail
  • Auxiliary safety latch details on cab sub-base compartment doors
  • Lost wax brass cast Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn mounted on engine cab roof
  • GE Hi-Ad trucks with separately applied brake cylinders, air plumbing, and rotating axle bearing caps
  • See through round-hole stepwell steps
  • Wide front and rear end handrail profile
  • Dual fuel fills per side (rear fill “blanked”)

Prototype History

Introduced in 2012, General Electric's Tier 4 GEVo Series represents the latest in diesel-electric locomotive technology. The GE Tier 4 GEVo is designed to meet increasingly stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations. 

The EPA “Tier” emissions standards are a series, or Tiers, of allowable emissions levels based upon a locomotives’ date of manufacture. The highest and most stringent tier level, Tier 4, sets maximum allowable NOx and hydrocarbon emissions levels for locomotives built for domestic use 2015 onward. 

While similar in appearance to previous GE GEVo designs, the Tier 4 models featured a longer frame compared to their predecessors. This allows for a larger radiator “cab” (GE refers to the various sections of the long hood as “cabs”), and a "hump" over the engine cab for advanced exhaust treatment equipment.

Initially, a boxy housing filled the entire roofline on the blue-painted field test/demonstrator units. Due to changes in treatment equipment and clearance issues, the "hump" would decrease in size and shape into a boxy compartment around the exhaust on initial production units. This culminated in an angled compartment surrounding the exhaust manifold on the latest production versions (2016+). 

Despite boxier engine cab rooflines and a radically styled radiator cab, the basic Tier 4 design shares a family appearance with GE safety cab-equipped units going back to the DASH-9s of the 1990s. It even includes the same 12-cylinder GEVo-12 series prime mover and 4,400hp as its predecessor model.

The Tier 4 units have proven to be popular with the major railroads including BNSF Railway, Canadian National, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. While GE has settled on a basic carbody design to keep production costs down, there are notable variations and detail differences due to customer specifications.

With many units built for railroads across the US and in Canada, the Tier 4 GEVo can be seen operating nationwide in a variety of assignments.

The HO Scale Tier 4 GEVo is made under trademark license from General Electric Transportation.

Second Production Run

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Retail: $199.99 
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Third Production Run

DCC Ready – Operates on DC 
Retail: $189.99 
Our selling price: $154.99

DCC & Sound Factory Installed 

Retail: $279.99 
Our selling price: $234.99 

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    SKU: SXT30883REF