ATHG65000 Athearn Genesis GP40-2, DCC Ready or DCC w/Tsunami2 Sound

ATHG65000 Athearn Genesis GP40-2, DCC Ready or DCC w/Tsunami2 Sound

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PREORDER DEADLINE 5/28/2021
ETA: May 2022
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MSRP:$309.99/ea. (DCC w/Tsunami2 Sound)
LSC Price:$259.99/ea.
MSRP:$219.99/ea. (DCC Ready)
LSC Price:$179.99/ea.

Primed For Grime (PFG)

MSRP:$319.99/ea. (DCC w/Tsunami2 Sound)
LSC Price:$269.99/ea.
MSRP:$229.99/ea. (DCC Ready)
LSC Price:$189.99/ea.

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Detailed Information

SBD FEATURES: 

  • Ex-SCL and Ex-L&N
  • Nose headlight
  • 5-Chime horn
  • Fire cracker antenna
  • No plow
  • All-new artwork provided by noted SBD railroad experts

After the merger of  Seaboard Coast Line, Louisville & Nashville, and Clinchfield railroads in Dec of 1982, Seaboard System painted some of their locomotives in this short-lived scheme. Quite a few made it into the CSX merger.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES: 

#1640

  • Early phase
  • Ex-SCL
  • Chicken wire grilles
  • 3200 Gal fuel tank.

#6608

  • Mid/Late Phase
  • Ex-L&N
  • Q-fans
  • corrugated grilles
  • 3800 Gal fuel tank
  • exhaust silencer
  • front anti-climber.

#6615

  • Mid/Late Phase
  • Ex-L&N
  • Q-fans
  • corrugated grilles
  • 3800 Gal fuel tank
  • exhaust silencer
  • front anti-climber.

FXE FEATURES: 

  • Ex-FNM
  • Chicken wire grilles
  • Standard dynamic brakes
  • 3200 Gal fuel tank

Affectionately known by railfans as the "cola" paint scheme, these attractive GP40-2's were repainted by Ferromex around 2018 and can be seen all over the system.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES: 

#3007

  • Large plow
  • Nathan P-3 horn
  • forward ditch lights.

#3013

  • Large plow
  • Nathan M-3 horn
  • forward ditch lights.

CHESSIE-B&O FEATURES: 

  • Dual roof-mounted strobe lights
  • Side hood mounted bell
  • Front and rear Chessie style rock plows
  • 5-Chime horn
  • All-new artwork provided by noted Chessie railroad experts

B&O GP40-2 #4294 is a part of EMD Order Number 776091 built in January-February of 1978.  It is from the 5th order of Phase 2a1 units (4287-4307). This order is identical to 3rd and 4th orders of Phase 2a1 units.  Stickers were used for instructional labels vs. paint stencils.  The units also exhibit unpainted Aluminum K5LA horns and yellow painted front head light housings. 

B&O GP40-2 #4310 is a part of EMD Order Number 777051 built in March of 1978.  It is from the 6th order of Phase 2a1 units (4308-4311). This order is identical to 3rd, 4th and 5th orders of Phase 2a1 units.  Stickers were used for instructional labels vs. paint stencils.  The units also exhibit unpainted Aluminum K5LA horns and yellow painted front head light housings.  These are the LAST units to be equipped with strobe lights.

CSX-B&O FEATURES: 

  • Offered by popular demand
  • Correct horn per prototype
  • Side hood mounted bell
  • Chessie "mail slot" battery box doors
  • Front and rear Chessie style rock plows
  • Research help provided by Brian Bennett, Noah McAllister, Nick O'Dell, and Jason Quinn for art and color accuracy

CSX FEATURES: 

  • Offered by popular demand
  • Correct horn per prototype
  • Side hood mounted bell
  • Chessie "mail slot" battery box doors
  • Front and rear Chessie style rock plows
  • All-new artwork provided by noted CSX railroad experts

With the CSX merger officially completed on Aug. 31st 1987, the new railroads large roster of GP40-2's required a uniform numbering system. The CSX master renumbering program slotted spots #6001-6392 for GP40-2's. The B&O's second order of GP40-2's, originally delivered in 1975, would fill slots #6084-6145. The GP40-2 proved to be one of CSX's most versatile locomotives on their roster, and could be found on nearly any type of train running across the system.

CN FEATURES: 

  • CN "Zebra" paint scheme
  • Snow shields
  • Front Canadian-style ditch lights
  • Bell mounted on the cab
  • Canadian-style 5-step walkway sill
  • Single rear headlight
  • Nathan K-3 horn mounted on the long hood

Built in 1974 with Canadian-specific features including, wide cab with 4 front windows, 3 color class lights, and snow shields, CN bought 268 examples of this design. Our representation offers the as-delivered style paint scheme, this time with forward ditch lights for the 1990's era modeler.

IHB FEATURES: 

  • Painted over class lights
  • Long hood-mounted horn
  • Cab-mounted bell
  • Removed plow
  • Sinclair antenna
  • 3600 Gallon fuel tank

The IHB acquired a few ex-CN GP40-2L's for local and road service in 2020. While the IHB modified the steps on the walkway sill, our model is a close representation and allows the modeler a great starting point for further modeling or to simply operate as is in this sharp scheme.

Rail American/TP&W FEATURES: 

  • Cab-mounted bell
  • Sinclair antenna
  • Horn mounted on the long hood
  • Front ditch lights
  • Canadian-style steps and class lights

Purchased second hand from CN, these locomotives were given another life operating in the mid-west for TPW, painted in their corporate Rail America colors.

ROAD NUMBER SPECIFIC FEATURES: 

#4052

  • Dual rear headlight
  • no snow shields
  • Canadian-style front ditch lights.

#4053

  • Single rear headlight
  • snow shields
  • Canadian-style front ditch lights
  • front plow.

#4055

  • Single rear headlight
  • snow shields
  • round ditch lights
  • front plow.

GP40-2 LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES: 

  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Sander lines
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately painted and printed paint schemes
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • Minimum radius: 18"

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE

  • Duplicated look and feel of "In Service" equipment
  • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
  • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

SOUND-EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE

  • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
  • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
  • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
  • Precision slow speed control
  • Program a multiple unit (MU) lash-up with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
  • Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes

PROTOTYPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. One of the most common replacement locomotives became the GP40-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, turbocharged, 3000 horsepower engine in 1972. These locomotives were developed for service where higher horsepower and faster service were preferable. A major feature for the GP40-2 was the introduction of the "dash 2" modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP40-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, and helper service. Many remain in service today.

Specifications

DCC: Equipped
SOUND: Tsunami2
PROTOTYPE MANUFACTURER: EMD
Axles: 4
LIGHTED: LED Lighting
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Is Assembly Required: No